Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.50
Liaison Cora Kenfield
Submission Date July 22, 2014
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Vassar College
PA-13: Committee on Investor Responsibility

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Steve Dahnert
Associate Vice President and Director of Investments
Finance and Administration
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Does the institution have a formally established and active committee on investor responsibility (CIR) or similar body that has multi-stakeholder representation (i.e. includes faculty, staff, and students) and otherwise 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 campus investor responsibility committee recommends to the trustee investor responsibility committee votes on social action proxies being considered by shareholders of public companies represented in the college portfolio. It also studies broader investor responsibility issues and makes recommendations to the trustee committee.

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

Chair: Marianne Begemann, Dean of Strategic Planning and Academic Resources
Marque Miringoff, Professor of Sociology
Gary Hohenberger, Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations
Steve Dahnert, Associate VP and Director of Investments
Nancy Henze, Alumna
Karen Smythe, Alumna
two students

Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:

The Campus Investor Responsibility Committee meets regularly throughout the academic year to review proxy votes and make recommendations to the Trustee Investor Responsibility Committee.

The website URL where information about the CIR is available:

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