Universities hold billions of dollars in corporate stock. As shareholders they have the opportunity and a responsibility to positively impact those companies and influence their sustainability policies and strategies. How do we turn universities from passive to active investors for the benefit of the universities, the companies and society as a whole?
Future MBA students will engage with faculty and staff at the business school to examine the companies the university has shares in, how they choose which shares to invest in or divest from. They will explore opportunities to vote on different issues, attend annual meetings, put forth or comment on shareholder resolutions relating to social and environmental topics. They will also collaborate with other universities and shareholders to influence corporate policies in positive ways and provide useful on-going contributions in the way of financial capital, human resources, and additional resource.