Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Cornell University
PAE-17: Shareholder Advocacy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Cody Danks Burke
Investment Officer
Investment
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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?:
No

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. :

In fiscal year 2012, the University conducted a screen of its portfolio to determine its exposure to seven companies involved in producing oil in Sudan as part of an on-going divestment program. The University subsequently sent letters to the relevant investment managers notifying them of the University's Sudan divestment policy. For managers with investments that Cornell controls directly, the University requested that the appropriate securities be divested.


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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