The Socially Responsible Investment Committee (SRIC) is a Bard student-led committee that invests in corporations on behalf of Bard’s student body in order to facilitate positive social change within those corporations. The mission of the committee is to leverage power over corporations and to have an outsized impact in areas where we as students want to see improvement, and doing so with only a limited amount of money. The committee is made up of five elected students and an adviser, the college’s chief financial officer, Taun Toay.
How We Operate
SRIC uses what is known as shareholder activism in attempt to facilitate positive social change within corporation. Shareholder activism is when a shareholder (partial owner of a company) engages with a company through letter writing, proxy voting or filing shareholder resolutions. The shareholder must own $2,000 worth of a company or enough shares that make up least 1% of a company. We are currently invested in ExxonMobil and Urban Outfitters.
Response to Climate Strike
SRIC held a panel in November 2019