After years of pushing universities to dismiss fossil fuels, students' activists are trying a new strategy: presenting legal complaints against institutions under a law that requires universities to invest in a way that reflects its mission of charity.

The Law on Prudent Management of Institutional Funds encourages non-profit institutions to consider their social mission when investing. That means that, as each legal complaint indicates, that nonprofit schools have "a fiduciary duty to invest with consideration by the charitable purposes of the university, a duty that distinguishes non-profit institutions of other investors."

helped by pro bonus lawyers for nonprofit climate defense project, students at the Massachusetts and Princeton Institute, Stanford, Vanderbilt and Yale Universities presented legal complaints last week with lawyers General State, arguing that investments in fossil fuels run in the prudent management of each state. Institutional Fund Law.

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