Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Enid Cardinal
Submission Date July 29, 2013
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Rochester Institute of Technology
SD-14: Endowment

Status Score Responsible Party
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Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
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The institution's total endowment market value as of the close of the most recent fiscal year:
627800000 US/Canadian $

Date as of:
June 30, 2012

Does the institution offer donors the option of directing gifts to an investment fund that considers environmental/sustainability factors?:
Yes

If yes, or if currently under consideration, provide a brief description:
The University’s endowment fund are commingled in an investment pool and tracked with unit accounting similar to a mutual fund. Inasmuch, donors participate in environmental/sustainability investments through the University’s asset allocation. Donors ma

Has the institution made investments in on-campus energy and/or water efficiency projects through the endowment (as an endowment investment and not a payout or using operating budget funds):
No

Size of capital commitments made within past 3 years:
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Provide a brief description:
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Does institution lack the ability to vote proxies on environmental and social resolutions, as the entire equity holdings of the endowment are invested in mutual funds (e.g. CommonFund, Fidelity, Vanguard)?:
No

Does the institution lack the ability to vote proxies on corporate governance resolutions, as the entire equity holdings of the endowment are invested in mutual funds (e.g. CommonFund, Fidelity, Vanguard)?:
No

Do investment managers handle the details of proxy voting on environmental and social resolutions?:
Yes

Do investment managers handle the details of proxy voting on corporate governance resolutions?:
Yes

Are investment managers provided with general guidelines that determine proxy votes on environmental and social resolutions?:
Yes

Are investment managers provided with general guidelines that determine proxy votes on corporate governance resolutions?:
Yes

Are investment managers provided with specific guidelines that determine proxy votes on environmental and social resolutions?:
Yes

Are investment managers provided with specific guidelines that determine proxy votes on corporate governance resolutions?:
Yes

Does a single administrator determine proxy votes on environmental and social resolutions?:
No

Does a single administrator determines proxy votes on corporate governance resolutions?:
No

Does a committee of administrators and/or trustees deliberate and make decisions on proxy votes on environmental and social resolutions?:
No

Does a committee of administrators and/or trustees deliberate and make decisions on proxy votes on corporate governance resolutions?:
No

Does a committee that includes student representatives deliberate and make recommendations or decisions on proxy votes on enviromental and social resolutions?:
No

Does a committee that includes student representatives deliberate and make recommendations or decisions on proxy votes on corporate governance resolutions?:
No

Is institution community feedback incorporated into proxy voting decisions on environmental and social resolutions through town hall meetings or a website?:
No

Is institution community feedback incorporated into proxy voting decisions on corporate governance resolutions through town hall meetings or a website?:
No

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