Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.20
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date March 29, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Ottawa
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tom Valks
Chief Investments Officer
Pension Fund Investment Management
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Montreal Carbon Pledge

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

By signing the Montréal Carbon Pledge, investors commit to measure and publicly disclose the carbon footprint of their investment portfolios on an annual basis.The University of Ottawa is only the second academic institution in North America to sign on to the pledge.

The Montreal Carbon pledge goes a step further than the investment disclosure outlined in PA-10. By reporting the carbon emissions in the University's portfolio, we can manage the carbon intensity of our investments and divest from the companies that have a poor carbon performance.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Public Engagement
Air & Climate
Investment & Finance

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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