Institutions like Wesleyan are meant to make the world a better place. In addition to their educational mission, this also means investing in — and divesting from — a wide variety of other causes. Joli Holmes ’17 writes in with the latest:
Wesleyan’s Committee for Investor Responsibility (CIR) is the official body created to consider social and ethical issues surrounding the endowment, and to offer oversight to the investment decisions of the Board of Trustees. Given this mandate, the CIR has presented a proposal recommending that the University divest itself from coal assets. Find the Proposal for Divestment here.