In the News
The below articles are by, about, or are relating to the Carleton Responsible Investment Committee. Articles dating back to 2003 are posted here, along with articles by or about the current CRIC committee.
- February 5, 2015
The recent interest in fossil fuel divestment--to choose not to include holdings in the top fossil fuel companies in the endowment--is not a new development, but has its roots in Carleton’s past. Unfortunately, the exact facts, figures, and results of this history have not always been accurately expressed, hampering attempts to place the topic in its correct context.
- May 17, 2013"When you hear the word CRIC what usually comes to mind? The chirping of crickets, a new noise in a comic book, or an organization of students, faculty and staff that advise the Board of Trustees on Carleton’s endowment and fights off crime (okay, perhaps without that last part)? CRIC – an acronym for the Carleton Responsible Investment Committee - has been running in Carleton for over eight years and advises the Board of Trustees on how to vote as certain issues arise in the Carleton Community. "
- April 15, 2013
Talk of divestment is very much in the air on campus. Divest from fossil fuels! Divest from Philip Morris! Divest from Nestle! Divest from divestment (see http://apps.carleton.edu/governance/cric/divest/)! Pushing for divestment is one way students, staff, and faculty try to get the College to approach its endowment in an ethically responsible way.
Pig in A Poke - The Lens Article re: Carleton Responsible Investment Committee.
The Carleton Lens student-run magazine ran an article in Winter of 2013 which talks about the Carleton Responsible Investment Committee.
On Tuesday, May 10th, 3M held its Annual Shareholders Meeting in St. Paul. Three members of the Carleton Responsible Investing Committee (CRIC) – Fadi Hakim ’13, Kristen Vellinger ’12, and Professor Joel Weisberg – attended the meeting to speak on behalf of the Carleton Responsible Investing Committee. The committee seeks to address social, environmental, and governance issues in Carleton’s endowment.
Carleton Responsible Investment Committee at 3M Annual Meeting - Lift Veil on Political ContributionsMay 11, 2011
Carleton Responsible Investment Committee at 3M Annual Meeting - Lift Veil on Political Contributions
Carleton Students Attend 3M Shareholder Meeting in 2011
See the full article at: http://www.startribune.com/business/121598394.html
- October 29, 2010
- May 29, 2009
When the CSA polls closed Wednesday, May 20th at 11:55 p.m., there were 702 votes for disinvestment from Sudan and 169 votes against a disinvestment policy.
Even though the referendum passed with 81 percent of students for disinvestment it is unclear if the strong student voice will make a different when it comes to change. Arguably, the voting was for naught.
For the past two weeks, the Carleton Responsible Investment Committee (CRIC) conducted a survey to gauge what ethical issues pertinent to shareholder resolutions are most important to the Carleton community. The survey will be published in the committee’s Year End Report which will be accessible from the CRIC website.
- January 28, 2008
- January 25, 2008
This is the season when the Carleton Responsible Investment Committee (CRIC) normally researches the shareholder resolutions that the stock holdings of Carleton’s $663 million endowment entitle the school to influence. This year however, the campus may not have the opportunity to flex the muscles that Carleton’s corporate holdings represent. The CRIC was disbanded this winter due to lack of interest among its student members. There are some plans to reinstate the committee, but no definite arrangement has been made.