Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.90
Liaison Hannes Gerhardt
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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University of West Georgia
PA-8: Committee on Investor Responsibility

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Hannes Gerhardt
Sustainability Director
Department of Geosciences
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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:

The Sustainable Investment Advisory Committee (SIAC) is an ad hoc committee that advises the Finance and Investment Committee (FIC) on sustainable investments. The committee is comprised of two trustees, the Executive Director of the UWG Foundation (who is also a staff member in the Advancement Offic, and the Director of Sustainability, who is also a faculty member. The SIAC is tasked with helping the FIC in pursuing more intentional investments and making the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) rating a determining factor for investments.


Does the CIR include staff representation?:
Yes

Does the CIR include faculty representation?:
Yes

Does the CIR include student representation?:
No

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

David Fabrroni -- Vice President of University Advancement and Executive Director of the UWG Foundation

Hannes Gerhardt -- Professor and Director of Sustainability


Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:

The Sustainability Advisory Committee has only recently come into existence, but it is an integral part in working out basic, documented commitments to socially and environmentally responsible investments on the part of the Foundation. A goal of the Sustainability Plan is have a portion of UWG's portfolio be dedicated to sustainability focused investments.


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