|Submission Date||Jan. 28, 2016|
Sterling College (VT)
PA-13: Committee on Investor Responsibility
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 Board of Trustees is tasked to make sure our investments reflect the values we live by: that is to say, preparing people to become environmental stewards. Board meetings on investments are open to all community members interested.
Members of the CIR, including affiliations and role (e.g. student, faculty, alumni):
Deborah Alfond (alumna, class of 2013); Eric Becker; Marian Burros; Peter Chehayl, President Matthew Allen Derr; Richard Detweiler; Catherine Donnelly; Bob Durand; John Elder; Judy Geer; Kenneth Gibbons; Thaddeus Guldbrandsen; Ann Guyer; Allison Hooper; Wendy Koenig; Jonathan Larsen; Jake Oudheusden (alumnus, class of 2012); Elizabeth Schmitt; Robert Shelton; Tom Stearns; Dave Stoner; Julie Wormser (alumna, class of 1986).
Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:
Sterling College's successful divestment from fossil fuels did not come as a reaction to student pressure; rather, it was the Board of Trustees who made the decision and voted unanimously for the college to become the first in Vermont, and the third in the nation, to divest its endowment.
The website URL where information about the CIR is available:
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