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- U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities: Investing to Address Climate Change
- Pension Investment Association of Canada (PIAC)
- Montreal Carbon Pledge
Pension Investment Association of Canada (PIAC): participation in surveys
Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO): participation in surveys
Campus-wide environmental initiatives
uOttawa has a well-established standard of excellence in managing and reducing its own environmental impact. Sustainability initiatives on the campus date back to 1974 when the first engineer was hired to manage campus energy consumption. The University of Ottawa was one of the first Canadian campuses to ban bottled water and was awarded a 2015 Ontario Minister’s Award for Environmental Excellence.
Today, uOttawa’s objective is to become a Zero Waste campus. Ambitious goals have been set to reduce consumption of water and fossil fuel energy, as well as greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, despite continued campus growth of both its population and buildings. The University of Ottawa builds all it's major buildings to a LEED Silver certification standard.
Responsible Investment education sessions provided to Investment Committee members
Various academic programs, research fellowships and seminars at the University are contributing to the discussion around climate change and/or Responsible Investment issues:
Investment Manager Selection & Monitoring
Assess ESG capability of managers upon initial hiring and during on-going reviews (eg. how ESG criteria is integrated in the research process and level of shareholder advocacy/portfolio company engagement)