Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.68
Liaison Scott Morgan
Submission Date July 25, 2011
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Evergreen State College, The
PAE-18: Positive Sustainability Investments

Status Score Responsible Party
-- 0.00 / 9.00 Scott Morgan
Director of Sustainability
President's Office

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Evergreen’s endowment funds are included within the University of Washington’s combined endowment fund (CEF). Though distinct in purpose or restriction, for investment purposes, endowed funds are commingled in the CEF and tracked with unit accounting much like a mutual fund. Endowed gifts are exchanged for units that represent a claim on a portion of the entire CEF. As a result of this arrangement, and given that Evergreen’s portion is roughly 1/10 of 1 percent of the total CEF the information requested is unavailable.

However, the University of Washington was given an A rating by the Sustainable Endowments Institute’s College Sustainability Report Card in 2011, an assessment based on proxy voting and investment in renewable energy “The University is currently invested in renewable energy funds and energy-conscious real estate funds. The investment policies follow a set of ethical considerations, which state that due consideration shall be given to the degree of corporate responsibility exercised by the companies in which investments are made.”

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