Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 61.29
Liaison Seth Vidana
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
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Western Washington University
PAE-18: Positive Sustainability Investments

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 9.00 / 9.00 Teresa Mroczkiewicz
WWU Finance
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Total value of the investment pool:
9,700,000 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in sustainable industries, such as renewable energy or sustainable forestry :
4,500,000 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:

ClearBridge manages all equity asset classes in accordance with WWU’s Socially Responsible and Sustainable Investing Policy.

Relevant policies stated by The ClearBridge Investment Agency include:

-Direct investments in community development vehicles or in companies that are developing commercial solutions to critical societal and/or environmental challenges that an organization seeks to address through its grant-making.

• Growing pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency in operations and products.
• Globalization of the world’s major economies and resulting changes in work force demographics and customer and market populations.
• Increasing world population, growing prosperity and consumption among some segments of society, and the associated demand for goods and services.
• Expanding demands for goods and services on a limited natural resource base, and the resulting pressure to improve resource productivity.
• Better and more widely available information on the environmental and social impact of development on local communities and economies.
• Ever-increasing public and, consequently, governmental concerns about quality-of-life factors such as air and water quality, equity in the workplace, work-life balance, and human rights.
• The joining, or transfer, of behavioral attitudes developed by individuals in their daily lives as workers, parents, consumers, and community volunteers with their newly enlarged role as investors.

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

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