Stanford’s Divestment From Coal Could Be a Game-Changer

Stanford University announced on Tuesday that it would no longer make direct investments in coal companies.

The university’s Board of Trustees convened for a special vote to adopt a recommendation from a panel of students, faculty and staff members, and alumni that had spent the last several months reviewing the social and environmental implications of investment in fossil fuels.

The panel’s recommendation to divest from "publicly traded companies whose principal