Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.97
Liaison Stephen Ellis
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2019
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Boston University
PA-8: Committee on Investor Responsibility

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Lila Hunnewell
Chief Investment Officer
Boston University Investment Office
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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:

The Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing ("ACSRI") provides the University community a framework and forum for the consideration of and civil discourse on socially responsible investment policy issues. The mission of the Advisory Committee is to (a) represent a wide spectrum of the community (trustees, faculty, and students); (b) be knowledgeable about relevant socially responsible investing issues so as to be able to engage in informed, thoughtful, and collegial consideration and discussion; (c) provide continuity and institutional memory on relevant policy issues; (d) advise the Board of Trustees on socially responsible investment policy issues by proposing written policies for the Board’s consideration; and (e) coordinate and facilitate communication on relevant policy issues.

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):

3 Trustees
3 Faculty members
3 Student members
Dean of Students - Ex-officio member
President - Ex-officio member
Chief Investment Officer - Administrative liaison
General Counsel - Administrative liaison

Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:

Examples of CIR actions by the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing include the Fossil Fuel mandate in the spring 2016 recommendations to the Board of Trustees. (Please see details in URL below).

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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