Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.55
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date April 5, 2017
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University of Utah
PA-8: Committee on Investor Responsibility

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Myron Willson
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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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?:
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:

A Socially Responsible and Environmentally Sustainable Investment Advisory Committee (SRESIAC) was formed as a result of two years of committee work through the Academic Senate to address university investments.

“Form a standing Socially Responsible and Environmentally Sustainable Investment Advisory Committee (SRESIAC) with multi‐stakeholder representation that includes faculty, staff, and students with sufficient financial, social responsibility, and environmental sustainability expertise to advise and provide guidance to the Investment Advisory Committee (http://regulations.utah.edu/administration/3‐050.php) on endowment investment, infrastructure investment, and other investment initiatives in ways that are socially responsible and environmentally sustainable. The Investment Advisory Committee will provide feedback to SRESIAC on how any such advice and guidance was considered at the Investment Advisory Committee and Investment Management Office levels. SRESIAC will be populated and facilitated by an open process stewarded by the Sustainability Office. SRESIAC will report activities and results to the Sustainability Office and the Academic Senate.”


Does the CIR include staff representation?:
Yes

Does the CIR include faculty representation?:
Yes

Does the CIR include student representation?:
Yes

Members of the CIR, including affiliations and role (e.g. student, faculty, staff, alumni):

--faculty member from Finance or other DESB department
--two tenure-line faculty members
--one CL faculty member
--Academic Senate President (can designate past or future Pres)
--Chief of Staff for President
--one Investment Office staff member
--Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO)
--Deputy CSO
--ASUU Sustainability Director
--ASUU President


Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:

Initial work has been focused on understanding existing investment practices, potential alternative options in sustainable, environmental and social justice options. Reports were provided to the Academic Senate for review and feedback.


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

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