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Socially responsible investing

Last May MIT issued a statement recognizing the abhorrent acts taking place in the Darfur region of Sudan. Since then some MIT employees have expressed concern about their investments in the MIT Supplemental 401(k) Plan in relation to Sudan, as Fidelity Investments has several funds with significant holdings in companies that are supporting the government of Sudan.

Benefits recognizes that some employees will want to learn about other options and how to go about adjusting their investments or future contributions. Visit hrweb.mit.edu/401k/sudan/ to learn more about socially responsible investing and about these investment offerings in the MIT Supplemental 401(k) Plan.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 26, 2007 (download PDF).

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