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VP Business Affairs & CFO Office

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The Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer coordinates activities, people, facilities and finance for the entire Business Affairs organization and includes the following subunits: 

Finance and Administration

Finance and Administration manages finance and budget, human resources and facilities for the Business Affairs organization.  The group oversees the Fringe Pool, the SGG Project Fund and the Insurance Budget; and provides oversight of capital and space planning for all Business Affairs departments on both the Main and the Redwood City campuses.  The unit also manages the Stanford Alternative Work locations in the bay area and plays a lead role in the coordination of emergency operations.  This team also manages the University's trademark licensing program, oversees the Stanford Bookstore and oversees the HR team, which coordinates a robust talent development program.

Business Affairs Human Resources (BAHR)

The Human Resource team for Business Affairs is responsible for providing strategic HR guidance and consulting for the staff, management and leadership within the Business Affairs organization. The HR team supports a high-performance culture that emphasizes the following; Achieving excellence in all that we do, Expecting the highest levels of integrity, Supporting lifelong learning, Promoting open, honest communications and a respectful workplace, Championing diversity in all of its many forms, Driving for quality results, and Supporting the mission and values of Stanford University.

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Financial Analysis and Venture Funds

Financial Analysis and Venture Funds evaluates investment opportunities for the President’s Venture Fund (PVF), provides stewardship for existing investments in PVF and the Stanford-StartX Fund and undertakes special projects for senior leadership across the University

Scope 3 Emissions Program

Scope 3 Emissions Program develops strategy and initiatives to eliminate or mitigate Stanford's Scope 3 Emissions from operations and create a path other institutions can follow.

Scope 3 emissions are indirect emissions that are influenced by the university's operations but not directly emitted by the university. 

In June 2020, the Board of Trustees passed a resolution calling for the university to eliminate its scope 3 emissions by the year 2050, including those related to its investment portfolio as well as other activities.  To that end, a new Scope 3 Emissions Program sponsored by the Vice President of Business Affairs and managed by the Scope 3 Emissions Program Manager was launched in 2021.

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Trademark Use and Licensing

Stanford's trademarks ("Marks") are a valuable asset and our rights to these assets are protected by trademark and other intellectual property laws.

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