|Submission Date||March 19, 2014|
University of Vermont
PAE-17: Shareholder Advocacy
Office of Sustainability
Has the institution filed or co-filed one or more shareholder resolutions that address sustainability during the past three years?:
Has the institution submitted one or more letters about social or environmental responsibility to a company in which it holds investments during the previous three years?:
Has the institution conducted a negative screening of its entire investment pool within the last three years?:
A brief description of how the institution (or its foundation) has engaged in shareholder advocacy that promotes sustainability during the previous 3 years. :
Every year, the endowment accountant votes on proxy resolutions related to addressing climate change. In fiscal year 2013, she voted 10 times on various issues related to greater transparency or modifying operations to address climate change.
Regarding negative screens of the investment pool - this is ongoing and the pool is screened yearly for cluster munitions, tobacco and investments in Sudan.
The website URL where information about the negative screen, divestment effort, and/or direct engagement with companies in which the institution holds investments is available: