Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.78
Liaison Jessica Bowen
Submission Date March 4, 2019
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Aquinas College
PA-8: Committee on Investor Responsibility

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jessica Eimer Bowen
Director of Sustainability
Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution have a formally established and active committee on investor responsibility (CIR) that makes recommendations to fund decision-makers on socially and environmentally responsible investment opportunities across asset classes?:

The charter or mission statement of the CIR or other body which reflects social and environmental concerns or a brief description of how the CIR is tasked to address social and environmental concerns:

Yes, Aquinas College's Finance Committee actively monitors the investments held by the college. The finance committee is comprised of staff, faculty, students, alumni, trustees and other members of the community. Aquinas College has an Investment Policy for the its endowment fund which specifies the responsibility of the committee, the performance objective, spending policy, and investment management guidelines. Within the guidelines is a separate section that outlines our socially responsible investment guidelines.

Does the CIR include staff representation?:

Does the CIR include faculty representation?:

Does the CIR include student representation?:

Members of the CIR, including affiliations and role (e.g. student, faculty, staff, alumni):

We would like names to remain private.

Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:

Annual review of the socially responsible investment guidelines, comparison of the specific guidelines to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, on which many of the criteria are based, and discussion with our investment manager on how our guidelines are applied to their investment management duties.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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