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May 22, 2013

Student campaigning for responsible investing pays off at St.Andrews…How did CURI help? Read on…

by M

CURI is pleased to announce St Andrew’s University has signed the UN Principles for Responsible Investment in 2013.

This represents an excellent outcome for student-led campaigning for responsible investment. The Students’ Association at St. Andrew’s began campaigning for a Responsible Investment policy ten years ago and in a referendum in May of 2003, 91% of the 1,200 students elected to support a responsible investment campaign. Students have been working closely with the University ever since to develop a Sustainable Investment Policy, implemented in 2007.

One student involved in the campaign explains “the motivation, innovation and at the same time patience of both the students and the University’s administration to understand each other’s concerns and positions as well as the concepts of investing are what led to the success of this unique bottom-up engagement!”

CURI is proud to have supported on-going campaigning by St. Andrews’ students by providing strategic advice on engagement efforts with the university administration and research benchmarking progress against other universities.

Congratulations St. Andrew’s!

Source for background: http://www.thesaint-online.com/2013/04/university-signs-principles-of-responsible-investment/

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