Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.32
Liaison Karen Oberer
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

McGill University
IN-49: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 François Miller
Sustainability Manager
McGill Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
McGill Board of Governors Committee on Sustainability

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

In December 2019, the McGill Board of Governors approved the establishment of the Committee on Sustainability as a standing committee of the Board. This Committee assists the Board in setting and achieving institutional priorities and goals, and in monitoring progress in the area of sustainability. The Committee's functions include: reviewing and assessing key performance indicators established to support the realization of institutional targets and objectives related to sustainability; considering the economic, environmental and social impacts of the activities carried out by or on behalf of the University in order to guide decision-making; and undertaking studies on questions or best practices relating to sustainability.

McGill Board of Governors Sustainability Committee Composition
a. Other than ex-officio members, appointments to the Committee are approved by the Board, normally on the recommendation of the Nominating, Governance and Ethics Committee.
b. The Committee shall consist of seven to nine voting members, exclusive of ex officio members, selected, as indicated below, from among the following categories of membership:
i. Board members and Governors Emeriti:
- Three from among:
- At-large members (at least one)
- Alumni Association members:
- Governors Emeriti
- One from among the Academic Staff or Senate members;
- One from among the Administrative and Support Staff members;
- One from among the student representative (member or observer).

ii. Members of the general public:
- At least one and up to three additional members of the general public with expertise in sustainability, climate, the environment or a related field.
c. The Chair of the Board and the Principal shall serve as ex officio members of the Committee.
d. The Chair of the Committee shall be appointed by the Board, normally on the recommendation of the Nominating, Governance and Ethics Committee.
e. The Committee may recommend the appointment of a Vice-Chair of the Committee, who shall be appointed by the Board, normally on the recommendation of the Nominating, Governance and Ethics Committee.
f. The Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance) shall serve as the Senior Steward to the Committee.
g. The Secretary-General or her/his delegate shall serve as Secretary and governance advisor to the Committee.
h. The Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) shall serve as the Special Advisor to the Committee.
i. Where necessary or appropriate to facilitate and support the business of the Committee, the Secretary or the Senior Steward may invite University staff to serve as resource persons for particular items of business before the Committee at a meeting

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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