Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

American University
Tier2-3: Socially Responsible Retirement Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Emily Curley
Sustainability Coordinator
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Does the institution offer a socially responsible investment option for retirement plans?:

A brief description of the socially responsible investment option for retirement plans:
The University provides the option for employees to enroll in TIAA-CREF and/or Fidelity Investments. Both plans have options for socially responsible investing:

- Social Choice Equity Fund (012): "investing in companies whose activities are consistent with the funds' social criteria."

Provides the option to invest in many "specialty funds" including a "Select Energy Portfolio" and "Select Energy Service Portfolio" which include investments in "newer sources of energy such as nuclear, geothermal, oil shale, and solar power" in addition to conventional energy sources.

Another option is the "Select Environmental Portfolio" which invests in "products, processes, or services related to waste management, pollution control or reduction, conservation or improving the environment, or other environmental concerns."

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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