Justin advised me to focus on STARS scores, which he described as "the most comprehensive and transparent ranking system available."
In my May 30 blog post, I failed to note that each school with a STARS rating receives a numerical score valid for three years. I previously linked to this page, which reveals the specific score by clicking on the submission dates. The numerical scores are linked to the gold-silver-bronze rating that I used simply to lump schools by category.
STARS rating point value cut-offs:
85 for PlatinumThese are ACC school rankings based on the institutions' most recent STARS reports (and scores):
65 for Gold
45 for Silver
25 for Bronze
Rank School STARS Score Date of Score
1. Virginia Tech 71.02 10/15/14
2. Duke 70.54 10/18/13
3. UNC - Chapel Hill 70.01 4/18/14
4. Notre Dane 68.52 10/15/14
5. Virginia 65.04 5/29/15
6. Georgia Tech Gold (expired) 5/15/12
7. Florida State 61.36 1/30/15
8. UofL 58.29 2/6/13
9. Wake Forest Silver (expired) 5/9/12
North Carolina State Reporter (expired) 4/5/12
U of Miami
U of Pittsburgh
In a future post, I hope to note some areas where UofL has not generated as many points as it might. Since I'm the chair of the Administration, Finance and Outreach committee (to be renamed Planning and Administration in the fall), I know without any additional research that UofL could receive GOLD status if it created a socially responsible investment committee, created a student socially responsible investment fund, and invested more of its resources in a socially responsible manner.