Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.74
Liaison Moira Hafer
Submission Date June 28, 2017
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Stanford University
PA-8: Committee on Investor Responsibility

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Moira Hafer
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a formally established and active committee on investor responsibility (CIR) that makes recommendations to fund decision-makers on socially and environmentally responsible investment opportunities across asset classes?:

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:

In 1971, Stanford adopted the Statement on Investment Responsibility and established the Advisory Panel on Investment Responsibility and Licensing (APIRL). The APIRL advises and makes recommendations to the Office of the President on issues related to socially responsible investing, including recommendations on the disposition of requests from the Stanford community to take action as a shareholder which is consistent with Stanford’s Statement on Investment Responsibility.

The APIRL’s primary activities include: reviewing, evaluating, investigating, and making recommendations about (a) policies and issues related to socially responsible investing, proxy voting guidelines, stakeholder relations and other shareholder issues, as requested by the Board of Trustees and the Office of the President; (b) requests to divest or take other action submitted by members of the Stanford community which are within the scope of the Statement on Investment Responsibility; (c) issues related to workers’ rights in connection with Stanford’s trademark licensing program, as requested by Stanford’s trademark licensing office; (d) other issues, as requested by the Office of the President.


Does the CIR include staff representation?:

Does the CIR include faculty representation?:

Does the CIR include student representation?:

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

APIRL consists of 12 voting members from the Stanford community, including 4 faculty members, 2 undergraduate students, 2 graduate students, 2 staff members and 2 alumni.

Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:

Recommended the divestment from thermal coal extraction companies; evaluated a request to divest from other fossil fuel companies; evaluated a request by the Workers’ Rights Consortium (WRC) that Stanford require its trademark licensees which source, produce or purchase collegiate apparel in Bangladesh to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (Accord)

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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