|Submission Date||Aug. 22, 2011|
PAE-17: Shareholder Advocacy
Communications and Training Officer
Physical Plant and Capital Planning Services
Has the institution filed or co-filed one or more shareholder resolutions that address sustainability during the past three years?:
Has the institution submitted one or more letters about social or environmental responsibility to a company in which it holds investments during the previous three years?:
Has the institution conducted a negative screening of its entire investment pool within the last three years?:
A brief description of how the institution (or its foundation) has engaged in shareholder advocacy that promotes sustainability during the previous 3 years. :
The University, either through the Operating & Endowment Fund or the Retirement Plans, does not engage companies on sustainability issues. However, when reviewing investment managers, Western asks the managers to show how they integrate environmental, social and governance factors in their investment process.
The website URL where information about the negative screen, divestment effort, and/or direct engagement with companies in which the institution holds investments is available:
Negative screens are only applied by Aberdeen Asset Management to the Socially Responsible Global Equity Fund. No screens are applied to the other investments.