Apply to be on the Committee for Investor Responsibility!

Joel Michaels ’18 writes in about a cool opportunity about responsible endowments:

Are you interested in corporate, social, environmental, or governance issues? The balance of moral values with fiscal stability? Apply to get experience and hands-on involvement as a student representative of the Committee for Investor Responsibility (CIR).

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.

Some of the CIR’s recent work and charter can be viewed on our website at: cir.wsa.wesleyan.edu. Members’ duties include attending weekly meetings and independent responsibilities such as researching banks and institutions, gathering background information for shareholder resolutions, and drafting resolutions to bring to the Board of Trustees. Please visit the website and familiarize yourself with what we do before applying.

To apply, submit one to two paragraphs, explaining why you’d like to be on the Committee and what relevant skills you have, to jpmichaels[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by Monday, September 18th. Top candidates will be contacted for interview.

Deadline: By Monday, September 18