Faculty Advisor

Doyle, James Kevin

Faculty Advisor

Sanbonmatsu, John

Faculty Advisor

Smith, Alexander D.

Abstract

I argue that WPI should divest its endowment fund from fossil fuels. I examine the harmful effects of global climate change, emphasizing WPI’s moral obligation to divest and explore the financial efficacy of divestment. Several academic institutions have divested without suffering financial losses, showing that divestment is a feasible investment strategy and an effective way for WPI to combat global climate change.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2016

Major

Interdisciplinary

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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