Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date April 30, 2012
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Dickinson College
SD-14: Endowment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Daniel Webster
Sustainability Projects Coordinator
Center for Sustainability Education
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The institution's total endowment market value as of the close of the most recent fiscal year:
326,551,024 US/Canadian $

Date as of:
June 30, 2011

Does the institution offer donors the option of directing gifts to an investment fund that considers environmental/sustainability factors?:
Yes

If yes, or if currently under consideration, provide a brief description:
As a part of Dickinson's Annual Giving programs, which pools individual gifts into a collective fund to support the most important projects on campus, those giving have the option to ensure that their gift is utilized to fund projects on campus that suppo

Has the institution made investments in on-campus energy and/or water efficiency projects through the endowment (as an endowment investment and not a payout or using operating budget funds):
No

Size of capital commitments made within past 3 years:
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Provide a brief description:
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Does institution lack the ability to vote proxies on environmental and social resolutions, as the entire equity holdings of the endowment are invested in mutual funds (e.g. CommonFund, Fidelity, Vanguard)?:
No

Does the institution lack the ability to vote proxies on corporate governance resolutions, as the entire equity holdings of the endowment are invested in mutual funds (e.g. CommonFund, Fidelity, Vanguard)?:
No

Do investment managers handle the details of proxy voting on environmental and social resolutions?:
Yes

Do investment managers handle the details of proxy voting on corporate governance resolutions?:
Yes

Are investment managers provided with general guidelines that determine proxy votes on environmental and social resolutions?:
Yes

Are investment managers provided with general guidelines that determine proxy votes on corporate governance resolutions?:
Yes

Are investment managers provided with specific guidelines that determine proxy votes on environmental and social resolutions?:
Yes

Are investment managers provided with specific guidelines that determine proxy votes on corporate governance resolutions?:
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Does a single administrator determine proxy votes on environmental and social resolutions?:
No

Does a single administrator determines proxy votes on corporate governance resolutions?:
No

Does a committee of administrators and/or trustees deliberate and make decisions on proxy votes on environmental and social resolutions?:
Yes

Does a committee of administrators and/or trustees deliberate and make decisions on proxy votes on corporate governance resolutions?:
Yes

Does a committee that includes student representatives deliberate and make recommendations or decisions on proxy votes on enviromental and social resolutions?:
Yes

Does a committee that includes student representatives deliberate and make recommendations or decisions on proxy votes on corporate governance resolutions?:
Yes

Is institution community feedback incorporated into proxy voting decisions on environmental and social resolutions through town hall meetings or a website?:
Yes

Is institution community feedback incorporated into proxy voting decisions on corporate governance resolutions through town hall meetings or a website?:
Yes

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