Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.76
Liaison Shahrzad Tehrani
Submission Date Jan. 14, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Washington, Bothell
PA-9: Committee on Investor Responsibility

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:
University of Washington Board of Regents has convened an Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investments (ACSRI) to evaluate a fossil fuel divestment request.

The ACSRI is convened to advise the Board or its appropriate standing committee on the social and ethical aspects of issues related to socially responsible investing, including:

• Proposals to divest submitted by members of the University community which meet the criteria specified in the Divestment Guideline.
• Shareholder engagement (letter writing campaigns, proxy voting, sponsorship of shareholder resolutions, etc.).
• Other matters, as requested by the Board.

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:
The ACSRI convened will consist of no more than eight voting members with consideration given to tri-campus representation. Member selection will be made in the following numbers and from the following groups:

• Two faculty members;
• Two students;
• Two members closely affiliated with the University, such as staff, alumni, or donors;
• Two members external to the University.

Two ex officio, non-voting senior staff members from the Board Office and the Office of the President will serve on ACSRI, providing contextual guidance and management and administrative support.

The ACSRI Chair and members will be recommended by the Governance Committee and approved by the Board after consultation with the University President or his or her designee. The personnel convened to evaluate a proposal or proposals to divest shall sit until the evaluation is complete.

Current members include:
• Charlie Donovan (faculty),
• Jeremy Hess (faculty),
• Nidhi Agarwal (student),
• Jai’Shon Berry (student),
• Ben Packard (staff), Chair,
• Maggie Walker (affiliate/donor),
• Dani Blanchard (external),
• Will Lana (external).

Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:
The ACSRI is newly established and has met monthly since convened, but no actions have been completed at the time of report submittal.

Website URL where information about the institution’s committee on investor responsibility is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
The University of Washington's ACSRI is consolidated across campuses, so this information is for the UW system as a whole.

The University of Washington's ACSRI is consolidated across campuses, so this information is for the UW system as a whole.

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