Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.49
Liaison Brandon Trelstad
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2021

STARS v2.2

Oregon State University
PA-9: Committee on Investor Responsibility

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Molly Brown
Sr. Director, Communications & Stewardship
OSU Foundation
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Does the institution have a formally established and active committee on investor responsibility (CIR) or equivalent body?:

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 OSU Foundation's Advisory Committee for Public Input on Investments is tasked to address environmental, social, and governance concerns about the Foundation's investment holdings. The advisory committee is comprised of foundation trustees, alumni, and staff who hear presentations from stakeholder groups and monitor larger national efforts around corporate responsibility. The advisory committee makes recommendations to the executive committee of the Foundation's board of trustees, which in turn may recommend full board action.

Does the CIR include academic staff representation?:

Does the CIR include non-academic staff representation?:

Does the CIR include student representation?:

Members of the CIR, including affiliations and role:
Rebecca Camden, community member, OSU volunteer
Jill Eiland, OSU Foundation Trustee
Mike Rich, alumnus
Steve Schauble, staff
Kevin Harvey, staff

Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:
Though the Committee has not recently taken (nor been asked to consider) any major action, Foundation staff and fund managers continue to monitor and make available the fossil fuel free endowment option put in place for donors following Committee and Board action in 2016. Further, the Foundation has taken action to support the university's sustainability efforts with fundraising that ranges from crowdfunding projects through the annual fund, to larger initiatives such as the recently completed $10 million fundraising project to support the construction of a net-zero energy-ready building for OSU’s branch campus.

Website URL where information about the institution’s committee on investor responsibility is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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