Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.18
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

Columbia University
PAE-17: Shareholder Advocacy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Ursula Bollini
Senior Manager Finance Initiatives & SRI
Finance
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Has the institution filed or co-filed one or more shareholder resolutions that address sustainability during the past three years?:
No

Has the institution submitted one or more letters about social or environmental responsibility to a company in which it holds investments during the previous three years?:
Yes

Has the institution conducted a negative screening of its entire investment pool within the last three years?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution (or its foundation) has engaged in shareholder advocacy that promotes sustainability during the previous 3 years. :

The Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI) reviews that part of the endowment that is within the University’s direct control once a year. Additionally, Columbia performs negative screenings for tobacco and for investment in North Sudan.Columbia’s negative screening efforts are documented in the meeting minutes posted on the URL below.


The website URL where information about the negative screen, divestment effort, and/or direct engagement with companies in which the institution holds investments is available:

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