OUR 2020 PLATFORM

Each Harvard Forward candidate will advocate for the Harvard Forward platform during their tenure on the Board of Overseers. In the meantime, we are developing detailed and actionable policy proposals for each of our priorities by inviting input from members of the Harvard community who are leaders in each of these areas, both on- and off-campus.

ON THE ISSUES

While the 2020 Harvard Forward platform is focused on climate action, inclusive governance, and responsible investing, there are many issues of importance to the Harvard community that arose during the course of the campaign. Many of these issues have now been incorporated into the 2021 platform. Here is how our 2020 candidates responded:

CLIMATE JUSTICE & RESPONSIBLE INVESTING

INCLUSIVE GOVERNANCE & STUDENT VOICES

  • Complete and swift Divestment of all University assets from fossil fuels.
     

  • More transparent and robust processes for developing Socially Responsible Investment Guidelines.
     

  • Increased support for climate-focused Research & Education Initiatives.

  • Reserving six seats on the Board for Recent Alumni Overseers.
     

  • Multiple yearly, open Board Town Halls that give students from all our schools a chance to be heard.
     

  • Semesterly presentations to the Board by the UC and HGC Presidents.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

The Coalition for a Diverse Harvard* provides Overseer candidates with a questionnaire focusing on diversity and inclusion. This questionnaire is administered to all candidates and does not connote an endorsement from the Coalition or any of its affiliated groups.

Here are our 2020 candidates' responses:

Questions about our platform?