Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.47
Liaison Ryan Todd
Submission Date March 1, 2021

STARS v2.2

California State University, Sacramento
PA-10: Sustainable Investment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.57 / 3.00 Kristina Cullen
Sustainability Analyst
Facilities Management—Sustainability
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Total value of the investment pool:
55,661,616 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in each of the following categories:
Value of holdings
Sustainable industries (e.g., renewable energy or sustainable forestry) 744,568 US/Canadian $
Businesses selected for exemplary sustainability performance (e.g., using criteria specified in a sustainable investment policy) 0 US/Canadian $
Sustainability investment funds (e.g., a renewable energy or impact investment fund) 0 US/Canadian $
Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) or the equivalent 0 US/Canadian $
Socially responsible mutual funds with positive screens (or the equivalent) 0 US/Canadian $
Green revolving funds funded from the endowment 0 US/Canadian $

A brief description of the companies, funds, and/or institutions referenced above:

As of January 28, 2021, $744,568 of the UFSS Endowment Portfolio is invested in sustainable industries which includes renewable energy and sustainable forestry. These companies are part of actively managed stock mutual funds and passive stock exchange traded funds.


Percentage of the institution's investment pool in positive sustainability investments:
1.34

Does the institution have a publicly available sustainable investment policy?:
No

A copy of the sustainable investment policy:
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The sustainable investment policy:
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Does the institution use its sustainable investment policy to select and guide investment managers?:
No

A brief description of how the sustainable investment policy is applied:
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Has the institution engaged in proxy voting, either by its CIR or other committee or through the use of guidelines, to promote sustainability during the previous three years?:
No

A copy of the proxy voting guidelines or proxy record:
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A brief description of how managers are adhering to proxy voting guidelines:
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Has the institution filed or co-filed one or more shareholder resolutions that address sustainability or submitted one or more letters about social or environmental responsibility to a company in which it holds investments during the previous three years?:
No

Examples of how the institution has engaged with corporations in its portfolio about sustainability issues during the previous three years:
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Does the institution participate in a public divestment effort and/or have a publicly available investment policy with negative screens?:
Yes

A brief description of the divestment effort or negative screens and how they have been implemented:

Sacramento State has a coal divestment policy and will not invest in any company or practice which uses coal.


Approximate percentage of endowment that the divestment effort and/or negative screens apply to:
100

Does the institution engage in policy advocacy by participating in investor networks and/or engage in inter-organizational collaborations to share best practices?:
Yes

A brief description of the investor networks and/or collaborations:

Sacramento State participates in a program where auxiliaries from different campuses talk about investing and share information of their practices. These discussions influence each campus to adapt and change based on the shared information.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable investment efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Sacramento State does not have any shareholders and therefore the shareholder question is not applicable.

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