Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.95
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date June 30, 2016
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Portland State University
PA-13: Committee on Investor Responsibility

Status Score Responsible Party
0.00 / 2.00 Paul Carey
Interim Asst. VP, Development/Interim CFO, Foundation
PSU Foundation
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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:

The Portland State University Foundation is dedicated to incorporating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria in its investment goals as a means to support Portland State University's Mission and Values, which includes Community and Civic Engagement leading to a sustainable future. The Foundation will include ESG criteria as one criterion, along with other investment factors, in our investment process.

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

• David Anderson (trustee)
• Jared Holum (trustee)
• Mark Miller (trustee)
• Tammy Neitzke (trustee, alumna)
• Azam Qayum (trustee, alumnus)
• Mark Rosenbaum (trustee)
External Members
• Scott Hibbs (former student)
• Greg Meyer (alumnus)
• Wayne Pierson (friend)
Foundation Staff
• Constance French
• Stacey Henriquez
• Meg Evans
• Deanna Wiley

Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:

•Review of draft ESG Statement
•Adoption of ESG Statement
•Participated in Intentionally Designed Endowment Forum

The website URL where information about the CIR is available:

The PSU Foundation Investment Committee supports whole heartedly the sustainability program and efforts at PSU. The Investment Committee and PSUF Board approved an ESG Policy. The Investment Committee and PSUF Board participated in Intentionally Designed Endowment Forum and participated in the Commonfund/NACUBO socially responsible investing survey.

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