Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.09
Liaison Elizabeth Drake
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Swarthmore College
PA-9: Committee on Investor Responsibility

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Frank Grunseich
Managing Director of Investments
Finance and Investment Office
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Does the institution have a formally established and active committee on investor responsibility (CIR) or equivalent body?:

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 mission of the committee, which was active up until a few years ago, was to evaluate the actions of companies in which Swarthmore invests the funds of the endowment. The evaluations were based on the companies' compliance with the values expressed by the overwhelming majority of the college community and broadly consistent with the ideals of social responsibility in our society.

Note: The committee does not provide recommendations on corporate governance. The College's Committee on Investor Responsibility is an advisory committee providing proxy voting recommendations on shareholder resolutions addressing social issues.

Does the CIR include academic staff representation?:

Does the CIR include non-academic staff representation?:

Does the CIR include student representation?:

Members of the CIR, including affiliations and role:

Eight committee members:
4 students, 3 staff, 1 board of manager

Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:


Website URL where information about the institution’s committee on investor responsibility is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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