DHSRI is an undergraduate-run socially responsible investment fund, initially seeded with $50,000 from the Dwight Hall organization endowment. Managed by a committee of undergraduate Yale College students, the fund makes use of socially responsible investment methods to have a positive environmental and social impact while aiming to outperform standard investment benchmarks and maximize financial return.
In addition to managing a sizable, mission-driven portfolio of funds, DHSRI engages in a number of other activities throughout the year.
In 2016, DHSRI took part in a shareholder advocacy project, which resulted in the first ever shareholder resolution submitted by students. The experience gave four students a unique opportunity to attend Exxon’s annual meeting after months of crafting a careful resolution.
Additionally, DHSRI holds an annual conference to inspire others to be a part of the socially responsible investment movement. In 2016, the conference was presented jointly with the Brown Socially Responsible Investment Fund, and featured panel conversations on SRI Data and Future Trends, SRI Across Asset Classes, and Students/Universities/Individuals and SRI.