Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.25
Liaison Alex Miller
Submission Date March 20, 2018
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Carleton College
PA-8: Committee on Investor Responsibility

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Alexandra Miller
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Energy and 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:

The Carleton Responsible Investment Committee (CRIC) was established in 2005. Its primary purpose is to make recommendations about the management of the endowment to the Board of Trustees that embody Carleton's values.

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):

Fred Rogers [ex officio], VP and Treasurer
Locke Perkins, Mail Room
Steve Romenesko, Hall Director
Arjendu Pattanayak [Co-Chair], Professor of Physics
Stephen Kennedy, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
Students: Chenoa Schatzki-McLain'19 [Co-Chair], Greg Amusu '19, Madeline Hagar ' 20, Paul Peterson ' 18, Shane Zerr '21

Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:

Students from the Carleton Responsible Investment Committee (CRIC) organized a student-led town hall discussion on the pros and cons of divestment in the fossil fuel industry in response to the recent 350.org campaign.

Furthermore, the committee voted yes on 3 resolutions at 4 companies:

1. Report on BPA Use (Coca-Cola and Safeway)

2. Adopt GHG Reduction Goals (ExxonMobil)

3. Hydraulinc Fracturing - Community Impact (requests a company report - at ExxonMobil)

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

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