|Submission Date||March 19, 2014|
University of Vermont
PAE-16: Committee on Investor Responsibility
Office of Sustainability
Does the institution have a committee on investor responsibility or similar body that meets the criteria for this credit?:
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 of Vermont‘s Statement of Investment Policies and Objectives states the following: “The University’s policy of fiscal prudence shall not preclude the consideration of moral ethical and social criteria in determining companies in which to invest. The University may take an active role on request in pursuing shareholder resolutions through proxy resolutions and other means in order to further its goal on investing in firms that produce safe and useful products in accordance with moral, ethical and social criteria.”
Members of the CIR, including affiliations:
2 Representatives from faculty, grad students, undergraduates, staff and the controller and assistant controller of the university. A graduate fellow serves as a research assistant. More detail can be found here: http://www.uvm.edu/sri/sri-advisory-council-members
Recent examples (within the past 3 years) of CIR actions:
Most recently, the SRI Advisory Council (CIR) heavily researched and submitted a proposal on recommendations for energy investing at UVM. We also engage in proxy voting every year related to climate change action.
The website URL where information about the committee is available:
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