Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.41
Liaison Trevor Ledbetter
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2012
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University of Arizona
Tier2-1: Student-Managed SRI Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
0.25 / 0.25 Joseph Abraham
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a student-managed socially responsible investment fund through which students are able to develop socially responsible investment skills and experience?:

A brief description of the student-managed SRI fund:

The University of Arizona Green Fund Committee is a student led investment vehicle. The Green Fund uses funds generated by a student fee to support projects that will make the institution more sustainable. With an initial budget of $400,000 the 10 member committee is responsible for reviewing requests for proposals, marketing the committees efforts, and selecting final Green Fund recipients. The Green Fund allows students the opportunity to act as venture capitalists by giving them the power to invest student funds into projects that will make the University of Arizona more sustainable while following the guidelines set forth by the Administration and Business Affairs departments in effect providing an experience that develops investment skills and socially responsible project identification.

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Additionally there is another opportunity for students to learn investment skills which may involve sustainability concepts.

The Eller College of Management offers an Applied Portfolio Management Class to both undergraduates and MBA students that allows students to manage the Don Seelye Fund which worth almost $1 million. While the fund does not focus entirely on socially responsible investment, it has managed socially responsible investments in companies such as Clean Harbors.

For specific information please see: http://www.uafoundation.org/impact/articles/article_00055.shtml

The website URL where information about the fund is available:

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