Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date March 19, 2013
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Virginia Tech
PAE-18: Positive Sustainability Investments

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired John Cusimano
University Treasurer and Associate Vice President for Finance
Virginia Tech Foundation
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Total value of the investment pool:
584549859 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in sustainable industries, such as renewable energy or sustainable forestry :
0 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):
8324000 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:

The university-related Virginia Tech Foundation has allocated 3% of its endowment fund to Program Related Investments (PRI) to advance the programmatic goals of the institution. In this particular case, the goal is to identify local and regional companies (community development financial institutions) for the endowment to invest in, which are underserved by conventional lending institutions. Ultimately, this promotes employment opportunities and advances the technology transfer and commercialization of university research.

As of December 31, 2012, the Foundation has an NAV of $8,324,000 invested in PRI’s.


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

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