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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 65.19
Liaison Justin Mog
Submission Date Feb. 13, 2016
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University of Louisville
PA-13: Committee on Investor Responsibility

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Justin Mog
Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
Office of the Provost
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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?:
No

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:

In 2010-11, UofL had a University-wide Committee on Socially Responsible Investing. The mission of the committee, according to the charge letter from the University Provost dated November 12, 2010, is as follows: "[The University-wide Committee on “Socially Responsible Investing” (SRI)] will make recommendations to the President and [Provost] on financially, socially and environmentally responsible investment opportunities across asset classes and will make other related recommendations as appropriate, including proxy voting. The Committee will have multi-stakeholder representation and provide a structure for fostering dialogue on investment opportunities, to help the UofL Foundation make responsible investments that ensure financial health for UofL while promoting sustainability in the wider world. The Committee will seek investment opportunities that compliment the University’s mission, its resource requirements, and its commitment to sustainability." The committee made its formal recommendations to the administration and then disbanded.


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

ADMINISTRATORS:
Larry W. Zink, University Controller & Treasurer
Terry D. Gossom, Associate VP - Health Affairs

UofL FOUNDATION REPRESENTATIVE:
Joe Gahlinger, Ex-Officio

UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT REPRESENTATIVE:
James Eriksen, Director of Planned Giving

STAFF:
Justin Mog, Ex-Officio, Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives
James Atkinson, Career Development Center

FACULTY:
Roger Payne, A&S Political Science
Avery Kolers, A&S Philosophy
Frank Goetzke, A&S Urban & Public Affairs
Melissa Baucus, College of Business
Alan Attaway, College of Business, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Tom Lawson, Kent School of Social Work

STUDENTS:
Emily N. Nordling
Andrew P. Tucker


Examples of CIR actions during the previous three years:

At the request of the Sustainable Endowments Institute, we've posted a snapshot of our investment portfolio, available to the public online. The most recent snapshot from September 30, 2013 is available here: http://louisville.edu/sustainability/finance-outreach/investments.html


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.