As part of UNH's commitment to sustainability, the UNH Committee on Investor Responsibility (CIR) was formed in 2017 to help support the Foundation in sustainable, socially responsible investment practices and policies. UNH has a longstanding history of sustainable initiatives and will continue to support them through our Foundation's investments. The University of New Hampshire at Durham is one of just a handful of higher education institutions in the country to hold the STARS Platinum rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). This recognition places UNH at the highest level of sustainability performance among colleges and universities. UNH's first Platinum rating was made possible through a concerted, university-wide effort that engaged faculty, staff and students in 2017, including substantial enhancements to sustainable investing initiatives at the Foundation.
With the release of the AASHE 2022 Sustainable Campus Index, UNH proudly sits at #1 in the investment category – the only university with 100% of available points.