|Submission Date||Nov. 12, 2015|
PA-13: Committee on Investor Responsibility
Office of the Executive VP
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 Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility (ACSR) (2007 - present) is a committee designated as a student-run advisory mechanism to the Board of Trustees for making socially responsible investment decisions. The ACSR's charter calls for a membership of three undergraduate students to submit formal recommendations on how Tufts University uses its proxy vote on various issues that come before it as a major investor. In 2011, the name of the committee was changed to the Advisory Committee on Endowment Responsibility (ACER).
Members of the CIR, including affiliations and role (e.g. student, faculty, alumni):
During the 2014-2015 academic year, the students have been inactive.
Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:
Held info sessions.
Advocated successfully for short term investment in community banks.
Participated in a separate working group to review possible divestment from fossil fuel companies.
The website URL where information about the CIR is available:
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