The Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI) was established as a permanent addition to the University in March 2000. The volunteer committee's purpose is to advise the University Trustees on ethical and social issues that arise in the management of the investments in the University's endowment.
ACSRI Meeting Dates for Academic Year 2022 - 2023
September 21, 2022; November 16, 2022; January 25, 2023;
February 15, 2023; March 22, 2023; April 5, 2023;
April 12, 2023; April 19, 2023; April 26, 2023; May 3, 2023
The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) works at the intersection of the social, natural, and information sciences.
The Center on Capitalism and Society is endeavoring to build a modern economics of the workings of modern economies.
The Center on Global Energy Policy's (CGEP) mission is to enable public and private sector leaders to make more informed choices about the world’s most pressing energy issues.
The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) is the only university-based applied research center and forum dedicated to the study, practice, and discussion of sustainable international investment.
Fall 2022 – “How should Columbia University manage its active endowment holdings in fossil fuel-related companies?”
This page offers an overview of University resources, provides answers to a range of questions about topics including the endowment, and links to resources including University financial reports.
The Columbia Investment Management Company (IMC) is charged with managing the bulk of the University's endowments, also known as managed assets.
Faculty, students, and staff of the Columbia School of Social Work have undertaken a wide range of racial justice initiatives.
Endowment funds are an important part of the University’s operations and play an integral role in helping the University achieve its goals.
The Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) is the University’s primary liaison with federal, state, and local government, as well as with residents, community leaders, and civic organizations in surrounding neighborhoods.
Read about our relevant investment policies.
Columbia’s Earth Institute blends research in the physical and social sciences, education and practical solutions to help guide the world onto a path toward sustainability.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory seeks fundamental knowledge about the origin, evolution, and future of the natural world.
The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law develops legal techniques to fight climate change, trains law students and lawyers in their use, and provides the public with up-to-date resources on key topics in climate law and regulation.
Sustainable Columbia is the brand identity for Columbia University’s campus sustainability initiative, centralized through the Environmental Stewardship office and executed by a variety of University departments and projects.
The ReEntry Acceleration Program (REAP) at Columbia Business School trains MBA students to deliver business training to incarcerated individuals, develops tools for potential employers, and creates forums for new relationships to shape a solutions-focused dialog around post-incarceration employment.
Annually, University Life invites students to apply for the Racial Justice Mini-Grant Program and share innovative ideas to address racism.