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

Ohio University
PA-14: Sustainable Investment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.68 / 4.00 Elaine Goetz
Director of Energy Management
Facilities Management & Safety
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total value of the investment pool:
553,624,967 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in each of the following categories::
Value of Holdings
Sustainable industries (e.g. renewable energy or sustainable forestry) ---
Businesses selected for exemplary sustainability performance (e.g. using criteria specified in a sustainable investment policy) 1,139,166.71 US/Canadian $
Sustainability investment funds (e.g. a renewable energy or impact investment fund) ---
Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) or the equivalent ---
Socially responsible mutual funds with positive screens (or the equivalent) ---
Green revolving loan funds that are funded from the endowment ---

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

All current equity and fixed income holdings were chosen from investment universes which includes only vehicles with attractive Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)
ratings. (iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social (DSI) for equities and the Calvert Social Index Fund for fixed income)

Does the institution have a publicly available sustainable investment policy?:

A copy of the sustainable investment policy:
The sustainable investment policy:

Does the institution use its sustainable investment policy to select and guide investment managers?:

A brief description of how the policy is applied, including recent examples:

Adherence to guidelines and processes: the Student Equities Management Group (SEMG) and the Student Fixed Income Management Group (SFIMG) adhere to the sustainability investment policies that the Sustainable Investment Advisory Committee (SIAC) creates and the Foundation approves. The SEMG and SFIMG Boards are responsible for asset allocation, security selection decisions, and compliance with the stated investment policy. The faculty advisor and OU Treasurer’s office are also responsible for compliance and assuring that the group abides by its investment guidelines and policies.

All recent purchases of equities and fixed income vehicles have abided by the current SIAC investment policy.

Does the institution's sustainable investment policy include negative screens?:

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

Approximate percentage of the endowment that the negative screens apply to:

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?:

A copy of the proxy voting guidelines or proxy record:

A brief description of how managers are adhering to proxy voting guidelines:

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?:

Examples of how the institution has engaged with corporations in its portfolio about sustainability issues during the previous three years:

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

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

The website URL where information about the institution's sustainable investment efforts is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

Value of sustainable investments as of 12/31/14

Value of sustainable investments as of 12/31/14

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