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About IRSR

This site, currently under development, will be home to Investment Responsibility Stakeholder Relations (IRSR) and the Advisory Panel on Investment Responsibility and Licensing (APIRL).

Input from the campus community has long been part of Stanford's approach to considering questions relating to the responsible investment of the university's endowment. To improve the responsiveness of the process, Investment Responsibility Stakeholder Relations, reporting to the President's Office, has been created to serve as a single point of contact for the campus community and a liaison to university leadership on investment responsibility issues.

IRSR will be staffed by a director who fields requests for review of investment responsibility issues, coordinates with campus constituencies, serves as a liaison to the Board of Trustees, and works with the campus Advisory Panel on Investment Responsibility and Licensing. The advisory panel of students, faculty, staff and alumni will review requests for review that are submitted to IRSR and that meet parameters for review outlined in Stanford's Statement on Investment Responsibility.

Stanford has begun a search to hire the IRSR director. In the meantime, the university will accept new requests for review. These requests will not be evaluated until after the new IRSR director has been hired. Members of the campus community with questions about investment responsibility matters in the meantime may be in touch with Jeff Wachtel, senior assistant to the president.


News and updates from IRSR:

New investment responsibility structure aims for clarity, responsiveness

September 29, 2015

Stanford announces a new structure for investment responsibility, including creation of the Investment Responsibility Stakeholder Relations program and the continuation of a campus advisory panel providing input on investment responsibility issues.