Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.39
Liaison Brian Liechti
Submission Date March 4, 2020

STARS v2.2

Warren Wilson College
PA-9: Committee on Investor Responsibility

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Margo Flood
Sustainability Project Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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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:

The Investment Committee oversees the integration of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) considerations into investment management strategies for 100% of the College's endowment, processes and practices in the belief that these factors can benefit the endowment fund’s performance, and provide a qualitative impact consistent with the values, culture and mission of Warren Wilson College.


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 CIR includes the following members of the Warren Wilson College community: 2 students, 2 faculty, 2 staff and at least one member of the alumni board. Each of these are full voting, fully participating members of the committee.


Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:

The CIR has worked to develop and pass an ESG investment policy, and to divest all endowment holdings from fossil fuels (defined as the Carbon Underground 200), starting in 2015. By January 2020, the divestment was highly successful and more than 99% of the entire endowment is fossil-fuel free.


Website URL where information about the institution’s committee on investor responsibility is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

DAta for this report has been gathered from the CFO, the investment managers and the College Comptroller.

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