As announced in June, the University of Windsor’s Endowment Fund has committed to incorporating environmental, social, and corporate governance issues into its investment decision-making processes, as a signatory to Principles for Responsible Investment supported by the United Nations.
The University’s commitment to responsible investing is an important and fundamental component of its overall sustainability strategy, notes Gillian Heisz, controller and executive director, financial reporting and accounting.
The finance department has drafted a new Responsible Investment Policy that will be recommended for approval by the investment committee of the Board of Governors in November 2020. Finance invites comment from the campus community and has created a brief survey to gather input. This consultation period will end Oct. 9.