Share your feedback on UBC’s Statements on Responsible Investing

Wednesday, February 08, 2023

The UBC community is invited to comment on the Statements on Responsible Investing in preparation for the submission to the UBC Board of Governors in the Spring of 2023. The feedback period will be open until February 17, 2023.

View ‘Draft – Statements on Responsible Investing’ [PDF]

UBC’s Statements on Responsible Investment is currently drafted in collaboration between UBC Treasury, Office of the University Counsel, and UBC Investment Management to refine the responsible investing approach to reflect current environmental, social and governance findings into our policy.

The statements will replace UBC’s current Responsible Investing Policy, which was first approved in 2013 and was last updated in 2014. Since its initial adoption, UBC has undertaken additional work to refine the responsible investing approach and define responsible investing commitments and targets.

The updated Statements align with UBC’s 10-year Strategic Plan specifically in relation to Goal 5 to “lead globally and locally in sustainability, wellbeing, and safety across our campuses and communities” and Goal 10 to “lead as a model institution, fostering discourse, knowledge exchange and engagement” as the Statements provide transparency regarding UBC’s approach to responsible investing.

The publication of responsible investing principles reflects UBC’s responsible investing and broader sustainability leadership. The updated Statements ensure UBC’s alignment with industry best-practices and allows UBC to a be a leader within Higher Education regarding responsible investing strategies.

The Statements also align with the UBC’s Responsible Investing Strategy, which was developed by UBC Investment Management and endorsed by the Board in 2020, as well as the most recent Investment Management Agreement and Statement of Investment Policy, approved by the Board in Spring 2022. 

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