Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 75.93
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2013
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Iowa State University
PAE-18: Positive Sustainability Investments

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.84 / 9.00 Michael Wahlin
Asst Vp/Controller
ISU Foundation
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Total value of the investment pool:
652,000,000 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in sustainable industries, such as renewable energy or sustainable forestry :
0 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in businesses selected for exemplary sustainability performances:
40,000,000 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in sustainability investment funds, such as a renewable energy investment fund:
0 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in community development financial institutions (CDFIs):
0 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in socially responsible mutual funds with positive screens:
0 US/Canadian $

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

Iowa State University's investment holdings were compared with the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index. As of 12/31/12, an independent consultant identified that the university holds 305 stocks from this index, totaling approximately $40 million. This index is used to identify businesses with exemplary sustainability performance.

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability investment activities is available:

The total value of the investment pool was also provided as of 12/31/12 to match the date of the holdings value provided.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.