Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.34
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date March 11, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Ohio University
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Elaine Goetz
Director of Energy Management & Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Sustainable Investing Advisory Committee

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The Sustainable Investing Advisory Committee (SIAC) is a student organization that works to develop investment guidelines in partnership with the Student Equity Management Group (SEMG) and the Fixed Income Management Group (FIMG). The investment guidelines will in turn help these student groups to incorporate environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) analysis into their investment decision-making. The groups invest funds provided by, and on behalf of, The Ohio University Foundation Board. SIAC is supervised by faculty and sustainability advisors, and is supported by a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Sustainability. All three student groups report to The Ohio University Foundation Board.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

$1 million dollars of the university endowment are now being sustainably invested by students; another $3 million will be invested this year.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of five):
Yes or No
Curriculum Yes
Research Yes
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement No
Air & Climate No
Buildings No
Dining Services No
Energy No
Grounds No
Purchasing No
Transportation No
Waste No
Water No
Coordination, Planning & Governance Yes
Diversity & Affordability No
Health, Wellbeing & Work No
Investment Yes

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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