As part of UNH's ongoing institution-wide 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. As of March 2019, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) at Durham is one of only four institutions of higher education 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 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.