Apply for the CIR

Rachel Warren ’14 wants your applications:

Are you interested in corporate social, environmental, or governance issues? The Committee for Investor Responsibility (CIR) is accepting applications for its fifth student representative.

The CIR is a student, faculty, staff, and alumni committee that has the power to engage in shareholder advocacy on behalf of the University. This includes activities such as proxy voting, advising the University on community investment, pushing for endowment transparency, and filing shareholder resolutions.

Visit our website and take a look at our charter and the recent work we are doing at: cir.wsa.wesleyan.edu.  Membership will include approximately weekly meetings with students and/or staff, and several hours a week of outside work, including researching banks and institutions, researching background on shareholder resolutions, and drafting resolutions to bring to the Board of Trustees. Please read what is on the website and familiarize yourself with what we do  BEFORE you apply.

To apply, submit one-two paragraphs, explaining why you’d like to be on the committee and what relevant skills you have, to rwarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

 by Friday September 21st at Midnight. The top half dozen candidates will be contacted about an interview.

Brief editorial after the jump.

There are a lot of people on campus interested in how the University invests its money, and University finances in general are pretty topical right now, too. If you are in any way interested in or concerned with the balancing of Wesleyan values and fiscal stability, the CIR is a staggering opportunity to gets some hands-on involvement and experience with these issues. If have even passing interest in eventually working for advocacy groups (particularly vis a vis business), you should seriously consider applying for the CIR.

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