Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.18
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
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Columbia University
PAE-T2-7: Student-Managed SRI Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Cathy Resler
Office of Environmental Stewardship
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Does the institution have a student-managed socially responsible investment fund through which students are able to develop socially responsible investment skills and experience?:

A brief description of the student-managed SRI fund:

Incorporated as a non-profit and staffed by Columbia Business School students, Microlumbia provides growing microfinance institutions with pro-bono consulting services and debt capital while stimulating interest in the field among a new generation of future business leaders.

The mission is to help alleviate global poverty by providing the Columbia Business School (CBS) community the means and opportunities to become lifelong contributors to the field of microfinance.

Microfinance is a financial service that gives very poor people very small loans (microcredit) to help them grow tiny businesses.

For CBS students, they offer education and investment management and consulting opportunities.

Additional information on the fund: http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2007-11-20/student-funds-get-responsiblebusinessweek-business-news-stock-market-and-financial-advice

The website URL where information about the fund is available:

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