Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.29
Liaison Olivia Shehan
Submission Date Aug. 18, 2011
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Wellesley College
PAE-18: Positive Sustainability Investments

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.80 / 9.00 Patrick Willoughby
Sustainability Director
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Total value of the investment pool:
1,300,000,000 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in sustainable industries, such as renewable energy or sustainable forestry :
78,000,000 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):
0 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:

These values were based on estimates from 2010 which suggest between 4% and 6% of the endowment was invested in sustainable industries. In that analysis, timberland, renewable energy, energy conservation technologies, LEED certified buildings, and water conservation and filtration technologies were included Given the movements in the portfolio, we feel comfortable in saying that we are at or above the high end of that range today.

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

Wellesley College does not invest funds dedicated solely to sustainability or socially responsible mutual funds because we believe that we will be better served by managers who have broader expertise in new technologies. The College has significant exposure to venture capital, and as a result, we have investments related to wind, solar, bio-fuels, battery storage, and a broad range of emerging energy conservation technologies.

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