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Georgetown University says it will divest from fossil fuel companies

Feb 06, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

Georgetown University's president announced Thursday that the school will stop making new investments of endowment funds in fossil fuel companies and will move to withdraw funds already invested in those firms.

That decision - which was made by the school's board of directors - comes amid pressure from students and other activists on campus asking the university to divest as part of the battle against climate change. At the same time, students were taking a nonbinding vote on the subject T...