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we look at carbon footprint data at a manager level to achieve reduction goals
Treasury Department and Office of the Vice-President Finance and Administration
our investment strategy and climate related risks are considered on a long term investment horizon in line with the endowment functioning as a perpetuity
Canada's national climate commitment
fossil fuel free global equity, socially responsible global equity, clean tech private equity
Measure and report portfolio carbon emission and commit to reduce portfolio carbon footprint by 45% by 2025
we report to the Board our public equity carbon footprint
measure/monitor/reduce carbon footprint of public equity portfolio by 45% by 2025
MSCI ESG Research Inc
The University's Endowment takes a long term approach to its investments and is cognisant of the climate related risks associated with carbon intensive investments as well as the potential financial benefits to moving toward a low carbon economy.
all of our public investment managers are UN PRI signatories and most have signed on to the Climate Action 100+, or are considering it. As part of their commitment to the Climate Action 100+ initiative, they encourage companies that they invest in to provide enhanced corporate disclosure in line with the final recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
US$4.5 million commitment to diversified portfolio of global private equity investments which focus on technologies that seek to improve the efficiency of energy production, distribution and use and appreciably reduce or eliminate the negative environmental impact of these activities.
combined US$9.5MM committment to U.S. real estate funds. The fund employs targeted energy and water management systems to reduce consumption by various means including the increased use of solar power, LED lighting, solar screens/low-E windows, low-flow toilets, and the installation of Nest thermostats.
fossil fuel free global equity
two fossil fuel free global equity managers (one with 5% renewal energy exposure) and one SRI global equity fund