In recent years the SRI club worked hard to get a just a tiny portion of the endowment invested responsibly as a trial, a testing of the waters, and a first step towards a totally ethical endowment.

The result is the Sustainable Investments Initiative, a commitment to  invest roughly 1% of the endowment in a way that reflects our dedication to environmental responsibility.  It’s just a beginning, but it opens the door to many great possibilities.

You can read the college’s official press release on the issue here:

Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Middlebury announce Sustainable Investments Initiative