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The mission of the Office of Investment Responsibility Stakeholder Relations (IRSR) is to enhance Stanford's ability to manage and engage with the campus community on issues of investment responsibility. Reporting to the President's Office, IRSR serves as a single point of contact for the campus community and a liaison to university leadership.


Stanford established the Advisory Panel on Investment Responsibility and Licensing (APIRL), a 12-member committee of students, faculty, staff, and alumni, to provide advice to the Board of Trustees and the Office of the President on issues related to investment responsibility.

Guiding Documents

Stanford has had a investment responsibility policy, the Statement on Investment Responsibility (SIR), since 1971.

Request for Review

Stanford community may submit an Request for Review (RFR) to request that Stanford takes action as an investor when a company's action or inaction is directly causing social injury.

The Board of Trustees is not accepting requests for review of investment responsibility issues during the 2017-18 academic year while the review of the current policy and related procedures is under way.


October 11, 2017
Including an upcoming review of the university's investment responsibility statement and the conclusion of a review of investment issues around private prisons


Review of Stanford's Statement on Investment Responsibility

The APIRL—composed of faculty, students, staff, and alumni—will play a central role in conducting outreach to the university community and collecting feedback to inform the review. In addition, input can be provided using a web feedback form.
Updated Feb. 20, 2018