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

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Broah. Broah who? Broah K-M ’13, duh!

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

Responsible Investment at Wesleyan

Do you know what companies Wesleyan is invested in?

Do you know what values these companies promote?

Do you know how you can influence these companies’ social, environmental, and governance policies?

The Committee for Investor Responsibility is hosting a town hall forum this Wednesday April 7th from 7-8 pm in PAC004. There will be pizza and a discussion about the role that students and other members of the University community play in Wesleyan’s endowment.

Similar committees at peer institutions have successfully engaged in campaigns to induce companies to include sexual orientation in their nondiscrimination policies and have added socially responsible funds to their endowments.

The Committee for Investor Responsibility wants to know what issues are important to Wes’ student body; with student feedback, Wes can work toward meaningful change in the companies in which we are invested.

Date: Wednesday, April 7th
Time: 7-8 pm
Location: PAC004
What: A conversation on responsible investment at Wesleyan and FREE pizza