Ethical Investment Representations Review Subcommittee

The Ethical Investment Representations Review Subcommittee (EIRRS) is a subcommittee of Investment Committee. It was established with effect from 26 April 2021 when responsibility for monitoring socially responsible policies and practices was transferred from the former Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee (SRIRC) to the Investment Committee (see Gazette notice on 10 December 2020). The Subcommittee considers representations concerning ethical or socially responsible investment relating to the University's Investment Policy Statement and will make recommendations to the Investment Committee.

Membership as at HT 2022 will be as follows

Position Name Conditions of appointment Until
[1] Mr Huw van Steenis a Chair who shall be the member of Investment Committee with expertise in socially responsible investment appointed under Council Regulations 15 of 2002 Section 23.1(9), or another Chair with appropriate expertise appointed by Council; ex officio
[2] Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) or another Pro-Vice-Chancellor as shall be determined by Council from time to time; ex officio
[3] Professor Tom Douglas, Philosophy a member of the Committee for Review of Donations and Research Funding, appointed by Council; MT 2023

Professor H Bhaskaran, Department of Materials

a member of Congregation elected by Congregation from members of the faculties in the Divisions of Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences and of Medical Sciences; MT 2023
[5] Dr Isabel Ruiz, Blavatnik School of Government a member of Congregation elected by Congregation from members of the faculties in the Divisions of Humanities and of Social Sciences; and MT 2023
[6] Ben Farmer (Oxford SU VP (Charities and Community)

one sabbatical trustee of Oxford University Student Union.

ex officio
Secretary: Head of Legal and Compliance, Oxford University Endowment Management Limited (Alex Wilson)


A representation may be made to the EIRRS by:

a. Council, the Investment Committee or any other committee reporting directly to Council;

b. 10 or more members of Congregation;

c. a majority resolution of the Council of the Oxford University Student Union.

Should you wish to discuss the mechanisms for making such a representation, please contact the EIRRS Secretary.


For the regulations of the Ethical Investment Representations Review Subcommittee, please click here:


Contact us

Sarah Cowburn

Assistant Registrar (Governance)

Planning and Council Secretariat