|Submission Date||Feb. 26, 2018|
PA-8: Committee on Investor Responsibility
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Professor of Physics
Does the institution have a formally established and active committee on investor responsibility (CIR) that makes recommendations to fund decision-makers on socially and environmentally responsible investment opportunities across asset classes?:
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:
The mission of the Northland College Committee on Investor Responsibility (CIR) is to develop strategies for incorporating consideration of socially and environmentally responsible investment issues into the management of Northland College’s investments. The CIR is charged with researching, evaluating, and making recommendations to the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees regarding: the guidance, if any, that the College’s investment advisors should be given to avoid or show preference to selection of investment positions based on social or environmental responsibility; the process by which the College determines its position with respect to proxy resolutions and the practices the College employs to express its positions; the desirability of disclosing information regarding the College’s investment portfolio to its constituencies; and the possibilities for education of students and other interested parties regarding the goals and constraints of the College’s investment portfolio.
Does the CIR include staff representation?:
Does the CIR include faculty representation?:
Does the CIR include student representation?:
Members of the CIR, including affiliations and role (e.g. student, faculty, staff, alumni):
President, VP for Finance/CFO, Controller, Northland College Student Association (NCSA) President, NCSA Sustainability Director, three additional student members, two faculty members, four trustees
Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:
The group was originally formed in 2017 to consider fossil fuel divestment and its role has subsequently been expanded to include the full scope of sustainable investment including making recommendations on socially and environmentally responsible investment opportunities, including proxy voting.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission: