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Monash University

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

09.1. Select the collaborative organisation and/or initiatives of which your organisation is a member or in which it participated during the reporting year, and the role you played.

Select all that apply

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Monash University requires its fund managers to be a signatory to the PRI and commits itself to the same requirement to demostrate leadership in responsible sustainable investment. All Fund Managers are required to present to Management and the Investment Advisory Committee, which includes an update on their ESG activities. The Committee also receives a review report on all managers that includes an ESG assessment.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Monash University utilises the Climate Bond Initiative to fund low carbon infrastructure on its campuses.  The Green Bond principles are embedded in the Climate Bond initiative.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Monash has been a signatory to the UN Global Compact since 2003 and supports the Compact through or research, education and operations.

          UN Climate Neutral Now
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Monash's Net Zero Emissions by 2030 is promoted and in support of the Climate Neutral Now initiative.

 

          UN Sustainable Development Goals
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

 Monash is a signatory to the UN SDGs and is the lead organisation for engagement in the SDGs in Asia Pacific. 

 

          Principles of Responsible Management Education
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Monash, through it's Business School, embeds responsible leadership principles into the education and executive course programs.

          Global Responsible Leadership Initiative
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

Monash, through it's Business School, embeds responsible leadership principles into the education and executive course programs.


SG 09.2. Assets managed by PRI signatories (Private)


SG 10. Promoting RI independently

10.1. Indicate if your organisation promotes responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.2. Indicate the actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investment independently of collaborative initiatives. Provide a description of your role in contributing to the objectives of the selected action and the typical frequency of your participation/contribution.

Description

          Numerous offerings provide education and teaching to students and the broader community includes offering the Masters of Environment and Sustainability.
        

Frequency of contribution

Description

          As a university Monash are constantly contributing to the academic body of knowledge in relation to corporate social responsibility and responsible investment.
        

Frequency of contribution

10.3. Describe any additional actions and initiatives that your organisation has taken part in during the reporting year to promote responsible investment [Optional]

All external fund managers present to the Investment Advisory Committee annually and must include the actions they have taken during the year to support ESG and responsible investing principles. Our external advisors also provide an ESG assessment as part of their manager reviews.


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters (Private)


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