Harvard University announces divestment from fossil fuels

In a major victory for the divestment movement at universities in North America, Harvard University has announced it will no longer invest in fossil fuels.   Harvard’s president, Lawrence Bacow, announced on Sept. 9 that the school’s endowment, valued at $42 billion, will divest from all fossil fuel holdings. This would make Harvard the richest university to divest from fossil…

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Celebrating Black History Month online

Black History Month events are now happening at the Halifax Public Libraries, but this year people don’t have to live in Halifax to attend.  Due to COVID-19 this year’s programming, called African Heritage Month, has shifted to an online setting.   Hopefully, this means events will be attended by a broader audience than would usually be possible, said…

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Sustainability: The new financial trend

Essentially, sustainable finance is a combination of sustainable development and finance. Sustainable development, according to the United Nations’ (UN) World Commission on Environment and Development, is “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

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