A note from the Socially Responsible Investment Coalition:
Where is Wesleyan’s endowment money invested? At the last report, our endowment was invested in some scary companies, like Raytheon (weapons manufacturers?!?!), coal mining (destroying our beautiful earth?!??!!!), and more.
But at the present, there is no transparency about where our money could be invested. It could be anywhere.
If you want to know where Wesleyan’s money is invested – the first step in moving our endowment toward socially responsible investment – join the Socially Responsible Investment Coalition and sign our petition calling for endowment transparency here in support of the recently passed WSA Resolution on endowment transparency. Make your voice count – let our Board of Trustees know that Wesleyan cares where our money is invested.
As a follow up to an earlier event post, it bears to note that this evening, the WSA voted in the passage of the Endowment Transparency Resolution that was submitted last week by the Socially Responsible Investment Coalition (SRIC). (For anyone keeping scores, it was near unanimous with 3 abstentions.)
Do you know what this even means? Or what’s the SRIC in the first place? Or who’s that hot guy with the bushy bush hair on the left?
Well, neither do we.
But tune in sometime next week (or maybe later, maybe sooner, depending if I can get my class shit done in time) for HISTORY TIME WITH YO MAIN BROSKI, FROSTEDMOOSE, in which we attempt to figure out what this hubbub is all about. If our budget allows, we may even have guest appearances by Bill Nye the Science Guy ’16 and Big Bird P’05 (not to be confused with AJ “Big Bird” Hinds ’12).
As a side note, the WSA should really make their open meetings more Michael Bay. Arya Hat-Guy ’13, though interesting, is no Shia LaBeef.
Do you know where Wesleyan invests its money?
Neither do we.
This Sunday, come out to engage with the discussion and witness the WSA vote on the endowment transparency resolution, submitted last week by the Socially Responsible Investment Coalition. If passed, this resolution will be a major sign of support for endowment change from the student body, and especially for unparalleled accountability in investment information. This is a long time coming, so witness history!
Having lots of supporters in the room will really help to show just how many people value this cause, so please! Bring your dinner, and your energy.
Date: Tonight, Sunday, October 16
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Usdan 108
Check out our five demands for investment transparency after the jump.