Skip to main content

Students in capstone class on Economics of Human Rights present recommendations to Pitt's Chief Investment Officer

Students from the Economics of Human Rights capstone course

Pitt’s Chief Investment Officer, Jeffer Choudhry, invited the students from the Economics of Human Rights capstone course to share their analysis of two socially responsible mutual funds at a meeting in his office.  The students had researched the human rights policies and economic impact of 14 case study companies, which were drawn from the top portfolio positions of the TIAA-CREF Social Choice Equity Fund and the Parnassus Endeavor Fund.  In their presentation for the CIO, they summarized their assessment of the human rights performance of each mutual fund and discussed their relative merits as socially responsible investments.  Professor Carey Treado and the entire class appreciated the CIO’s support and encouragement for undergraduate research and the opportunity to discuss their findings with him.   

Pictured from left to right in the front row are Aaron Horzempa, Rebecca Johnson, Audrey Smith, Alexandra Lancelotta, Neel Sharma, Devin DePamphilis, and Carey Treado. Pictured in the back row are Jeffer Choudhry, Anne Morrison, Grant Davtyan, Donald Esbenshade, Daniel Timmermann, Temi Sanni, Zhuoer Wang, Ryan Muldoon, and Justin Bouthillette