|Submission Date||Nov. 25, 2014|
PA-13: Committee on Investor Responsibility
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 University’s investment policies call for the University to exercise its rights as a shareholder to vote proxies in a socially responsible manner. To that end, the Committee on Social Responsibility Proxy Votes was established. The Committee is appointed by the President and chaired by the Vice President for Finance.
The Committee meets as needed. The Controller’s Office will be responsible for distributing the proxies of a socially responsible nature to the Committee for voting. Each vote will be determined by a majority of Committee members. The Vice President for Finance has final authority, as assigned by the President on each vote. The Committee prepares annually a report on its proxy votes for submission to the President
Members of the CIR, including affiliations and role (e.g. student, faculty, alumni):
The Committee is appointed by the President and chaired by the Vice President for Finance. The Committee is comprised of up to 9 members, including one student nominee from the Student Government Association; one faculty member nominated by the Faculty Congress; one member from the College of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Law and Nursing nominated by each respective dean; and one other individual at large, designated by the President. The Controller will serve as an ex officio member.
Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:
No examples were available for disclosure.
The website URL where information about the CIR is available:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.