Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.85
Liaison Patrice Langevin
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2015
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Pitzer College
PA-13: Committee on Investor Responsibility

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Warren Biggins
Sustainability Manager
Robert Redford Conservancy
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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:

Responsible Investment: Pursuant to the Board’s April 2014 decision, the Committee will take the following objectives into account in its ongoing endowment portfolio implementation.

• Fossil Fuel Divestment – To the extent deemed practical by the Committee, the endowment will not invest in the publicly-traded stocks of fossil fuel producer companies.
• Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Factors – The Committee will consider ESG factors in the process of manager selection and monitoring.
• Sustainability Fund – Endowment contributions earmarked for the “Sustainability Fund” (an identified subset of the endowment’s holdings) will be invested in ways that are believed to promote sustainability.

Members of the CIR, including affiliations and role (e.g. student, faculty, alumni):

Donald Gould, Trustee and Chair
Edward Ryu, Trustee and Vice Chair
Steven Chang, Trustee
Susan Kessler, Trustee
Paula Pretlow, Trustee
Shahan Soghikian, Trustee and Board Chair
Eugene Stein, Trustee
Thomas Poon, Pitzer College Interim President
Yuet Lee, VP Administration and Treasurer
Brinda Sarathy, Faculty
Will, Thorson, Student
Tracy Tindle, Trustee

Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:

Fossil Fuel Divestment

The website URL where information about the CIR is available:

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