In today’s Harvard Crimson, the paper published a lengthy editorial called “Rethinking Reinvestment: The Harvard Management Company should reevaluate its relationship with HEI.” From the piece:
In light of the controversy surrounding HEI’s treatment of its workers, Harvard’s administration should consider halting further investment in HEI. This is especially true if current allegations of labor rights abuses are substantiated. On a broader level, the Harvard Management Company must address the glaring lack of transparency regarding its investment portfolio.
Outstanding! While Occupy Harvard can’t claim credit for the Crimson’s wise decision to make this call for divestment and transparency, it would seem to many of us that we can claim at least some of the credit for bringing this issue the amount of attention it has lately received.
Whatever you think about HEI, the point is that now you’re thinking about it. And that, friends, is a huge success.