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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Maria Kirrane
Submission Date July 20, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork
PA-8: Committee on Investor Responsibility

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Diarmuid Collins
Bursar/ Chief Financial Office
Finance Office
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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:

UCC's finance committee controls the management and divestment of assets (including intellectual property), and to invest any money belonging to the University, including any unapplied income, in such Stock, Funds, Shares or Securities. With the recent signing by the university of the UN supported Principles of Responsible Investments, the finance committee have committed to responsible investment across environmental, ethical, social and governance issues. The university will need to report annually against the indicators set out by the UNPRI https://www.unpri.org/signatories/reporting-for-signatories


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):

The membership is available here https://www.ucc.ie/en/financeoffice/committee/
The President of the Students Union attends meetings subject to identified items of reserved business.


Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:

Divestment from Fossil Fuels and signing of the UN Principles of Responsible Investment.


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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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.