Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee
The Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee (SRIRC) was established by Council to carry out the objectives of the University Policy on Socially Responsible Investment. Remit and membership of the SRIRC.
University Policy on Socially Responsible Investment
Approved by Council on 10 March 2008
The University of Oxford is committed to ensuring that it makes investment decisions responsibly and with integrity. The University will ensure that its procedures fulfil the following aims:
(a) to engage with companies in which it might invest (that is, use its influence to encourage ethical standards, practices and lines of business acceptable to the University); or (b) negatively or positively screen investments on ethical grounds, where this does not reduce the financial return on investment, but with the proviso that, if the activities of a company are, on ethical grounds, inconsistent with the educational and/or research objectives of the University, then the University may choose not to invest even though this may reduce returns;
to provide a forum for the review of investments under this policy;
to monitor the University's investments and the procedures for reviewing investment proposals to ensure that its ethical standards are maintained.