Under the leadership of Jay Sukits, a clinical associate professor in the finance area, the Socially Responsible Investment Club gives students the opportunity to examine the impact and parameters of socially responsible financial investing. Involvement in the project helps students to learn about the connection between a firm's performance and its ethical business practices, and raises their awareness of the importance of an individual's fiscal responsibility and financial stewardship.
Recently, the Socially Responsible Investment Club received a $100,000 endowment that enables the students to invest real money in their portfolios. Student teams meet regularly to discuss criteria for social responsibility, understand issues of financial stewardship, and monitor their firm's performance. They can hold some of their discussions in the Financial Analysis Laboratory, which offers real-time data and access to a wealth of financial information.
For more information or to get involved, please contact Jay Sukits.