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Investment Priorities

The list of Investment Priorities Leaders is comprised of 111 schools that earned "A" grades in this category.  Below is a sample of ten very different institutions that all qualified for the list. These summaries are based on data from each school's profile page.

The  University of Alberta is currently invested in renewable energy funds and community development loan funds.


Brandeis University  is currently invested in renewable energy funds or similar investment vehicles. Several of the university’s investment managers consider environmental factors in their investment process. The university also invests in a socially responsible equity fund.


Carleton College  is currently invested in renewable energy funds. In addition, the college has made a commitment to invest in the Northfield Community Initiative Fund.
 

Dickinson College  currently invests in socially screened funds, green funds, and community development funds.


Macalester College  is currently invested in renewable energy funds and community development loan funds. The college invests in clean technology funds, renewable energy technology, and sustainable forestry.


Miami University  is currently invested in both renewable energy funds and community development loan funds.
 

Michigan State University (MSU)  is currently invested in renewable energy funds. MSU’s Common Investment Fund has a 10 percent allocation to inflation hedge assets, a portion of which is invested in renewable energy projects. MSU’s investment policy states, “Within the context of its fiduciary responsibilities, the Board will exhibit social conscience in the administration of the University’s investment portfolio.”


Skidmore College  holds several investments with initiatives in renewable energy. The college also invests in community development loan funds.

 

Vanderbilt University  has made a number of investments with fund managers that specifically target economic development, improvements in corporate governance, clean technology, and renewable sources of energy.


Williams College  is invested in renewable energy and community development financial institutions. The Williams Social Choice Fund gives donors the option of directing their gifts to a special endowment fund that is invested in a socially responsible mutual fund and a community loan fund. 

 

 

 

Investment Priorities Leaders

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