Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.05
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
PA-10: Sustainable Investment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.91 / 5.00 Miki Mettler
Director of Investment Accounting
University of Colorado Foundation
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Total value of the investment pool:
1,944,798,493 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in each of the following categories:
Value of holdings
Sustainable industries (e.g., renewable energy or sustainable forestry) 17,500,000 US/Canadian $
Businesses selected for exemplary sustainability performance (e.g., using criteria specified in a sustainable investment policy) 0 US/Canadian $
Sustainability investment funds (e.g., a renewable energy or impact investment fund) 0 US/Canadian $
Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) or the equivalent 0 US/Canadian $
Socially responsible mutual funds with positive screens (or the equivalent) 0 US/Canadian $
Green revolving funds funded from the endowment 0 US/Canadian $

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

The investment pool has 14.9% exposure to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and private impact funds as of 10/31/2020.


Percentage of the institution's investment pool in positive sustainability investments:
0.90

Does the institution have a publicly available sustainable investment policy?:
No

A copy of the sustainable investment policy:
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The sustainable investment policy:
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Does the institution use its sustainable investment policy to select and guide investment managers?:
No

A brief description of how the sustainable investment policy is applied:
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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?:
No

A copy of the proxy voting guidelines or proxy record:
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A brief description of how managers are adhering to proxy voting guidelines:
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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?:
No

Examples of how the institution has engaged with corporations in its portfolio about sustainability issues during the previous three years:
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Does the institution participate in a public divestment effort and/or have a publicly available investment policy with negative screens?:
Yes

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

Investment Policy has included a policy to screen and divest from companies engaging in business practices to the detriment of Sudanese citizens since 2007.


Approximate percentage of endowment that the divestment effort and/or negative screens apply to:
48

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

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

The Foundation’s Investment Manager participates in the Intentional Endowments Network, a peer network of college and university, and serves on the Membership Committee of Confluence Philanthropy, a network of ESG/impact focused institutional investors. Agility investment staff also participates in a series of conferences focused on ESG/impact topics throughout the year, including CleanTechIQ, Confluence Philanthropy, CFA Society of New York, High Water Women, and the Investment Diversity Exchange.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable investment efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The documentation and data for this credit represents the entire University of Colorado system, including Boulder, Denver, Anschutz, and Colorado Springs campuses. This information was provided by the University of Colorado Foundation.

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