Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.00
Liaison Micah Kenfield
Submission Date March 15, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Vassar College
PA-8: 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) 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 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.


Does the CIR include staff representation?:
Yes

Does the CIR include faculty representation?:
Yes

Does the CIR include student representation?:
Yes

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

Chair: Marianne Begemann, Dean of Strategic Planning and Academic Resources
Gary Hohenberger, Director of Corporate, Foundation and Government Relations
Steve Dahnert, Associate VP and Director of Investments
Mary Ann Cunningham, Earth Science and Geography Dept.
Paul Ruud, Economics Department
Jason Angell, Alum
Sheryl Smikle, Alumna
Two students elected by the Vassar Student Association


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.

Developing guidelines for when divestment will be a tactic as part of a shareholder advocacy strategy.


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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