Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.99
Liaison Megan Butler
Submission Date July 18, 2014
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Macalester College
PA-13: Committee on Investor Responsibility

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Laurie Hamre
VP for Student Affairs
Office of Student Affairs
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Does the institution have a formally established and active committee on investor responsibility (CIR) or similar body that has multi-stakeholder representation (i.e. includes faculty, staff, and students) and otherwise meets the criteria for this credit?:

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:
Macalester College has a Social Responsibility Committee (SRC). The charge of the SRC is: Macalester College’s Social Responsibility Committee will provide advice to the College’s administration regarding practices and policies on issues with significant implications for responsible institutional behavior. While the College always holds itself to high standards of behavior in its day-to-day operations, there may be some subjects that would benefit from a raised level of research, scrutiny or consideration in order to ensure operating practices that are consistent with Macalester’s mission and public persona. The administration will take the information provided and respond in a thoughtful, considerate manner and it will clearly communicate its decisions or plans. The Social Responsibility Committee is where members of the Macalester community bring concerns of environmental sustainability, international human rights, multicultural social justice, local community interests and causes and fair labor practices related to corporate and/or entities investments. The SRC engages the staff in the College Investment Office in prioritizing investments and with the campus community around education and transparency in College investing. When necessary, the SRC facilitates campus conversation around contentious issues related to the endowment and its appropriation.

Members of the CIR, including affiliations and role (e.g. student, faculty, alumni):
Membership on the SRC includes two faculty, two students, three staff and one member of the Board of Trustees. One faculty representative is appointed from the Resources and Planning Committee (RPC). The President appoints the Trustee and the remaining members are appointed either by the Macalester College Student Government, Staff Advisory Council or the Faculty Personnel Committee. The Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice President for Administration serve as ex officio members of the Committee.

Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:
Information on agenda items can be found here: http://www.macalester.edu/committees/src/history.html

The website URL where information about the CIR is available:
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