Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.12
Liaison Amir Nadav
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of St. Thomas
PA-9: Committee on Investor Responsibility

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Carol Peterfeso
Chief Treasury / Investment Officer
Treasury 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:

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:

Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:

The topic of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria has been discussed at recent meetings of the Board of Trustee's Investment Committee. The topic was first introduced with a detailed presentation given by an ESG investment specialist a year ago.  In subsequent meetings, the topic of ESG has represented a portion of the investment committee meeting.

The University's investment staff, along with the University's investment consultant, have also engaged our external investment managers on the topic of ESG. University staff have also met with numerous ESG/Renewable energy investment firms, both within the public equity and private equity asset classes. On our behalf, our investment consultant sent an ESG questionnaire to our investment managers, and received feedback from most of them.

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

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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