STARS Information:

  • Credit Rationale: This credit recognizes institutions that use their investment power to promote corporate sustainability. This could take the form of withholding investments from companies or industries that are particularly unsustainable or engaging with companies in which they hold investments.
  • Environmental Benefit: Divestment can be an important tool in safeguarding human rights, protecting the environment, and promoting social responsibility. Similarly, screening companies for sustainability enables institutions to align their investments with their values. In addition, screening may protect institutions from the financial consequences of fines, lawsuits, customer boycotts and damages to a company's reputation that may result from unsustainable corporate behavior. Filing and co-filing shareholder resolutions and directly communicating with the companies in which the school is invested can be important tools in improving the sustainability performance of those businesses.
  • Scoring: Institutions earn 5 points for meeting the criteria outlined above.

Going Green

CSU Channel Islands Summary:

Shareholder Advocacy:

CSU Channel Islands currently does not meet the criteria above because it does not use its investment power to promote corporate sustainability.

We have a small portfolio and rely on our consultant to advise us.

Information Received From:

Joanne Coville: Vice President, Finance and Administration

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