Harvard University

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Harvard University doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 45

Harvard University has a DitchCarbon Score of 45 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability efforts. This score reflects the university’s current carbon intensity, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would denote stronger commitment and results in lowering carbon intensity and enhancing sustainability.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Harvard University is part of the education sector, which has a very low carbon intensity ranking compared to other industries. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Harvard University is situated in a region with a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid in Great Britain. This favorable location supports the university’s sustainability efforts by reducing its carbon footprint through the use of greener energy sources.

...this company is doing 1.69% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Harvard Kennedy School, founded in 1936, is situated in Cambridge and operates within the education sector. The institution is dedicated to enhancing public policy and leadership globally, aiming to foster safer, more prosperous communities. It achieves its mission through a combination of teaching, research, and active involvement with policymakers and public figures.

Good news, Harvard University has embraced SBTi commitments

Harvard University has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations to align with the necessary reductions for limiting global warming. This commitment involves taking significant steps to lower emissions across all direct and indirect activities associated with the university’s functioning.

There’s always room for improvement,

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