On campuses nationwide, an intense debate has broken out as to whether universities should invest their endowments in a more socially responsible manner by divesting from fossil fuel companies. Institutions with large endowments like Princeton are under particular pressure to lead by example. Some of the relevant questions include:
- What do we mean by divestment?
- Would divesting have the desired impact?
- How might divestment affect the endowment?
- What alternatives exist?
PANYC invites you to a panel discussion among leading thinkers about climate policy, energy, and the future of endowment investing moderated by Princeton University Trustee Carl Ferenbach III '64
Other panelists include:
David Crane '81, President & CEO, NRG Energy
Michael Oppenheimer, Ph. D., Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University
Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne
Randall A. Hack '69, Past President of PRINCO, Founder of Nassau Capital and Capstone Capital LLC, Trustee Deerfield Academy and the Quebec Labrador Foundation