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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.

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Liaison Eric O'Brien
Submission Date March 1, 2013
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STARS v1.1

University of Northern Iowa
PAE-17: Shareholder Advocacy

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Complete Expired Eric O'Brien
University Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution filed or co-filed one or more shareholder resolutions that address sustainability during the past three years?:
No

Has the institution submitted one or more letters about social or environmental responsibility to a company in which it holds investments during the previous three years?:
No

Has the institution conducted a negative screening of its entire investment pool within the last three years?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution (or its foundation) has engaged in shareholder advocacy that promotes sustainability during the previous 3 years. :

The Iowa General Assembly requires that state funds and funds administered by the state be negatively screened in relation to the human rights violations occurring in Darfur. State funds should not be invested in companies affiliated with the government of Sudan. (Iowa Code, Section 12F)


The website URL where information about the negative screen, divestment effort, and/or direct engagement with companies in which the institution holds investments 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.