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The Socially Responsible Investing Advisory Council (the Council) supports the Vice President for Finance and University Treasurer in fulfilling his/her responsibility as liaison to the Investment Subcommittee of the Board of Trustees. The Council will consider taking on issues based on ethical, moral, and socially responsible criteria using the University's "Our Common Ground".

The Council will research issues brought to their attention by students, faculty, or staff. Recommendations will be passed on to the Vice President for Finance and University Treasurer (VPF) in an advisory capacity. These recommendations will focus on proxy voting and shareholder advocacy. The VPF would make the final recommendation to the Board of Trustees Investment Subcommittee (ISC). Should the Investment Subcommittee decide to take action on the recommendation, it would seek approval of the Budget Finance and Investment Committee (BFI) and the full Board of Trustees.  Occasionally, the VPF may ask the Council to review or research a particular issue or to review the existing investment portfolio for indications of social harm. 

Current News & Events

Thursday, October 22nd: Options for socially responsible investing at UVM

Monday, October 12, 2015
Hear from a panel of experts discussing community investing, investments in local food systems, engaging with fossil fuel companies and investments in renewable energy. Join us for an interesting...

SRI Spring 2015 Update

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The SRI Advisory Council continues to discuss effective ways to influence investing decisions at The University of Vermont. To further this goal, the SRI Advisory Council will host an event this...

Decision on Monsanto Company

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
After researching and deliberating on the issue of UVM investments in Monsanto Company, following the fall 2013 Town Hall event, the SRI Advisory Council proposed filing a shareholder resolution with...
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