Where’s the Money?: Socially Responsible Strategies for Wesleyan’s Endowment

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Do you care about harmful mining practices, inequality in the workplace, climate change, unsustainable agriculture, human rights violations, corporate distortion of democracy, or border militarization? Did you know that Wesleyan invests in corporations that bear  responsibility for these problems?  As members of the Wesleyan community, we have the power, through existing frameworks
of social activism, to pressure the university to invest in a more socially responsible way.

This Thursday at 7PM, Martin Bourqui of the Responsible Endowments Coalition will speak in PAC 001 about the importance of this work and how to be effective.

There will be a discussion following at 8 pm with the Committee for Investor Responsibility (CIR) and the Socially Responsible Investing Coalition (SRIC) discussing Wesleyan’s investment policies and what actions we can take to make them more responsible. The goal of this discussion will be to allow students to share their opinions on the endowment. You are welcome to just attend the event at 7 pm or 8 pm, or stay for both!

FREE DINNER!!!! (vegan friendly)

Date: April 28
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: PAC 001
Rupees: None necessary

2 thoughts on “Where’s the Money?: Socially Responsible Strategies for Wesleyan’s Endowment

  1. Ayn Rand

    Do the CIR or SRIC have a theory about how selling stock in “socially irresponsible” firms has an impact on their actions?

    1. CIR

      Yes. In short, it doesn’t. That is not what this post or our event will be about. We prefer corporate engagement, which has a considerable history of success. Come tomorrow and find out all about different strategies. Also, responsible investment is not confined to stock holdings, which constitute a minority of the endowment.

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