|Submission Date||April 20, 2016|
PA-14: Sustainable Investment
Total value of the investment pool:
Value of holdings in each of the following categories::
|Value of Holdings|
|Sustainable industries (e.g. renewable energy or sustainable forestry)||0 US/Canadian $|
|Businesses selected for exemplary sustainability performance (e.g. using criteria specified in a sustainable investment policy)||0 US/Canadian $|
|Sustainability investment funds (e.g. a renewable energy or impact investment fund)||0 US/Canadian $|
|Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) or the equivalent||0 US/Canadian $|
|Socially responsible mutual funds with positive screens (or the equivalent)||0 US/Canadian $|
|Green revolving loan funds that are funded from the endowment||0 US/Canadian $|
A brief description of the companies, funds, and/or institutions referenced above:
York U invests using a long-term value oriented style. To such end, businesses with exemplary sustainable performances are highly desired.
Does the institution have a publicly available sustainable investment policy?:
A copy of the sustainable investment policy:
The sustainable investment policy:
The Responsible Investment Policy is available in section 3.10 here:
Does the institution use its sustainable investment policy to select and guide investment managers?:
A brief description of how the policy is applied, including recent examples:
Investment Managers are to take into consideration the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk factors in the investment selection and evaluation processes are practices deemed consistent with the investment objective of the Fund of providing endowed account beneficiaries with sustainable payout over the short and long terms.
Does the institution's sustainable investment policy include negative screens?:
A brief description of the negative screens and how they have been implemented:
Approximate percentage of the endowment that the negative screens apply to:
Has the institution engaged in proxy voting, either by its CIR or other committee or through the use of guidelines, to promote sustainability during the previous three years?:
A copy of the proxy voting guidelines or proxy record:
A brief description of how managers are adhering to proxy voting guidelines:
Has the institution filed or co-filed one or more shareholder resolutions that address sustainability or submitted one or more letters about social or environmental responsibility to a company in which it holds investments during the previous three years?:
Examples of how the institution has engaged with corporations in its portfolio about sustainability issues during the previous three years:
Does the institution engage in policy advocacy by participating in investor networks and/or engaging in inter-organizational collaborations to share best practices?:
A brief description of the investor networks and/or collaborations:
York has membership in organizations that file letters concerning matters of governance (CCGG).
The website URL where information about the institution's sustainable investment efforts is available:
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