Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.50
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2019
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University of Rochester
PA-8: Committee on Investor Responsibility

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Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Amy Kadrie
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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:


The University has established an Ethical Investment Advisory Committee consisting of faculty, undergraduate and graduate students and staff members, whose purpose is to identify areas of potential concern and investigate the consonance of the University’s investment policies and values. Where appropriate, it will make recommendations to the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees regarding particular investments, communications and proxy votes.

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):

Lauren Caruso, Assistant Director, Rochester Center for Community Leadership
Daniel Curran, Graduate student
Randall Curren, Chair, Department of Philosophy
Robert Foster, Professor, Department of Anthropology
Doug Phillips, Senior Vice President for Institutional Resources (ex-officio)
Henry Scharfe, Undergraduate student
Randy Stone, Professor, Department of Political Science (Chair)

Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:

the University includes the following question in an annual questionnaire directed to our investment managers:

The Investment Office, in monitoring managers in relation to what are known as corporate socially responsible (CSR) investing practices, seeks to assure that holdings in the portfolio are consistent with our core values as an institution of higher education and adhere to applicable laws and regulations. These include CSR matters pertaining to the environment, fairness in employment, corporate governance, health matters, political engagement, etc. Please describe how your firm evaluates and considers CSR matters in your investment process and disclose any areas of concern that arose in portfolio holdings over the past year. If your firm has a CSR policy, please attach it to this response.

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

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