The California State University System is made up of 23 campuses across the state of California. The CSU educates 474,000 students every year and has one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States. The California State University Foundation and Board of Trustees manages $25 million of the CSU System’s $1.4 billion endowment. Each campus may have its own separate endowment management entity and specific investment policies.
The Board acknowledges the importance of understanding the potential risks and value that environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) factors may have on CSU investments. Therefore,the Board expects that the consideration of ESG factors shall be integrated into the investment decision processes of the CSU. Several of its campuses’ investment policies are modeled based on these guidelines. Furthermore, the CSU System is a signatory to the Global Investor Statement on Climate Change, a statement that includes a broad range of commitments to address climate risks and opportunities.
Other Campus Endowment Snapshots within the CSU System: