Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.20
Liaison Juanita Van Norman
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Manitoba
PA-10: Sustainable Investment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.34 / 4.00 Robin Campbell
Manager
Treasury Services
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Total value of the investment pool:
879,000,000 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in each of the following categories:
Value of holdings
Sustainable industries (e.g., renewable energy or sustainable forestry) 0 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) 45,000,000 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:

UM has committed $45M to the Brookfield Global Transition Fund (BGTF), a fund focused on the global transition to a net-zero economy. The Fund builds on Brookfield’s leadership in renewable power and deep operating capabilities to scale clean energy and invest capital to catalyze the transformation of carbon-intensive businesses to achieve Paris agreement-alignment.


Percentage of the institution's investment pool in positive sustainability investments:
5.12

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?:
Yes

A brief description of how the sustainable investment policy is applied:

All investment managers will be aware of the policy and will be required to maintain certain standards, including being signatories to UNPRI, performing and reporting on proxy voting, and submitting annual reporting related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues along with other policy items.


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:

Requirement of UM investment managers.


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?:
Yes

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

UM engaged the services of Shareholder Association for Research and Education to assist with active ownership efforts and has been a signatory on letters sent directly to company management regarding various ESG issues.


Does the institution participate in a public divestment effort and/or have a publicly available investment policy with negative screens?:
No

A brief description of the divestment effort or negative screens and how they have been implemented:
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Approximate percentage of endowment that the divestment effort and/or negative screens apply to:
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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:

As a member of the Shareholders Association for Research and Education, and through another inter-university organization committee.


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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