Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
PAE-18: Positive Sustainability Investments

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.97 / 9.00 Chris Bittman
Chief Endowment Manager
University of Colorado Endowment
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Total value of the investment pool:
802,096,992 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in sustainable industries, such as renewable energy or sustainable forestry :
25,880,092 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in businesses selected for exemplary sustainability performances:
0 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:

- Venture capital firm #1 provides start-up capital and operating leadership to companies in the clean energy, digital media (IT), and life sciences sectors. Recent investments have largely been weighted to the clean technology sector.
- Venture capital firm #2 provides growth capital for mid to late stage venture companies within the clean technology and life sciences sectors.
- Private equity firm#1 makes mezzanine and equity investments in energy and energy-related infrastructure, which include investing in clean energy, coal mining, and fuel additives.
- Private equity firm #2 seeks to create a sizable portfolio of land and livestock enterprises (sheep and cattle) and, subsequently, use technology and advanced herd management techniques to improve efficiencies of pasture-land operations.

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

In addition to the current value of approximately $26 million in sustainable industries such as renewable energy or sustainable forestry, additional commitments of over $9.3 million have been made but are uncalled to date.
There are also additional investments in sustainable industries across other funds, but the amount above represents those funds that are dedicated to the industries noted.

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