Oberlin College

Endowment Value: $753.5 million (June 2016)

Oberlin College is a four-year liberal arts college and conservatory of music with a student body of around 3,000.  Located in Oberlin, Ohio, the campus has as suburban atmosphere.  The Office of Environment Sustainability has been implementing programs throughout the campus and educational curriculum to fulfill carbon neutrality and sustainability goals.  In order to engage students, staff members, and the surrounding community, Oberlin hosts an annual Ecolympics.  The Ecolympics is comprised of several sustainability oriented competitions.  Along with the competitions, the school hosts sustainability workshops, educational campaigns, and film sessions throughout the ceremonies.  Oberlin's board of trustees manages the endowment.

Oberlin College is a participant or member of the following Initiatives & Commitments:  

  • AASHE STARS: Yes, Gold
  • ACUPCC: Yes, Climate Neutral by 2025
  • Billion Dollar Green Challenge: No
  • CDP: No
  • Committee for Investor Responsibility: Yes, the Student Socially Responsible Investment Committee + IIP Sub-Committee
  • Divestment Goal: Yes
  • INCR: No
  • Montreal Carbon Pledge: No
  • Sustainable Investment Fund: Yes, Impact Investing Platform (IPP)
  • Sustainable Investment Policy: Yes, page seven (see also divestment policy and impact policy)
  • Principles for Responsible Investment: No

 

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