Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.35
Liaison Amy Kadrie
Submission Date Dec. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Rochester
PA-9: Committee on Investor Responsibility

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Amy Kadrie
Recycling Coordinator
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Does the institution have a formally established and active committee on investor responsibility (CIR) or equivalent body?:
Yes

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:
Mission 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 academic staff representation?:
Yes

Does the CIR include non-academic staff representation?:
Yes

Does the CIR include student representation?:
Yes

Members of the CIR, including affiliations and role:
Dan Apfel, Alumnus, Class of 2005 Karen Berger, Associate Professor of Instruction, Earth & Environmental Sciences Lauren Caruso, Associate Director, Rochester Center for Community Engagement Jake Conway, Investment Officer (Ex officio) Katherine Gregory, Graduate student Randall Curren, Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy Isabel Murphy, Undergraduate student, Class of 2022 Douglas Phillips, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer (Ex officio) Henry Scharfe, Alumnus, Class of 2019 Randall Stone, Professor, Department of Political Science (Chair)

Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:
May 2019: Recommended that the University join the Climate Action 100+, a coalition of over 370 investors with more than $35 trillion in assets under management that are engaging companies on improving governance, curbing emissions, and strengthening climate-related financial disclosures. The recommendation was approved and the University joined the Climate Action 100+ in January 2020, becoming the 6th university to do so.

Website URL where information about the institution’s committee on investor responsibility is available:
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