Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.76
Liaison Mark Youndt
Submission Date March 10, 2017
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Skidmore College
PA-9: Sustainable Investment

Status Score Responsible Party
-- 0.00 / 4.00 Karen Kellogg
Director of Sustainability
Dean of Faculty's Office

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Beginning in the spring of 2013, Skidmore undertook a rigorous study of possibly divesting our investment holdings in fossil fuels. A task force consisting of students, staff, faculty, and a member of our Board of Trustees was formed and grappled with a variety of questions, including: our understanding of the meaning and intent of fossil fuel divestment, a review of the ways in which other institutions have handled this issue, and an analysis of the potential effect of divestment upon Skidmore’s endowment and operating budget. Following a period of open community input, the task force made a series of recommendations to our Board of Trustees and campus community.

More information about this process can be found at www.skidmore.edu/divestment/.

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