The Responsible Endowments Coalition provides the resources for students and administrators to ensure that endowments are invested responsibly. What does this mean?
“Responsible investment means recognizing that our finances have major social and environmental impacts worldwide — from peoples’ working conditions, to their health, to the very land they live on. Colleges and universities, controlling over $400 billion dollars, have a responsibility to make a more sustainable and socially just endowment a reality, and some already have. Our planet and our society can’t wait — it’s time to leverage this privilege and this power!”
REC has a fantastic Student Handbook that has useful information on responsible investment, what it means, how it works, and what all the economic terms mean. I would highly recommend checking it out.