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Harvard University students protested the school's investments in oil companies in April.

It’s been a contentious year at colleges nationwide, with students mounting campaigns on more than 300 campuses.

At issue: Should colleges and universities keep investing their endowments in fossil fuel companies?

Out of the 300 campuses with divestment campaigns, only five schools have actually committed to divesting their endowments from fossil fuels, and they are all in New England.

Harvard University is taking a step towards sustainable investment -- the company that invests Harvard’s $32 billion endowment is looking to fill a new position: vice president of sustainable investing.

The job description, posted on the Harvard Management Company website, calls for an individual to serve as the in-house expert on environmental, social, and governance -- or ESG -- issues.

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