University of Toronto

Endowment Value: CAD $2.88 billion (December 2018)

The University of Toronto is a public university located in Toronto, Ontario. The University of Toronto Asset Management Corp. oversees the University's endowment. In order to create awareness for the many sustainable projects and programs ongoing throughout campus, the university publishes a Sustainability Yearbook.  This years yearbook highlighted programs such as Bikechain (a do-it-yourself bike shop) and the facilities equipment switch (replace older, gas-powered equipment with new battery-powered equipment).  The University of Toronto does not simply want to be sustainable.  Instead, they also want to educate their students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community of the importance of sustainability and how each individual can make a difference.

The University of Toronto is a participant or member of the following Initiatives & Commitments: 

  • AASHE STARS: Yes, member
  • ACUPCC: No
  • Billion Dollar Green Challenge: No
  • CDP: Yes
  • Committee on Investor Responsibility: Yes
  • Divestment Goal: No
  • INCR: No
  • Published Investments Carbon Footprint (Montreal Carbon Pledge): Yes
  • Sustainable Investment Fund: No
  • Responsible Investment Policy: Yes
  • Principles for Responsible Investment: Yes

Other Sustainable Investing Practices:

  • The University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation (UTAM), the non-profit corporation responsible for handling the University of Toronto’s investments, releases an annual Responsible Investing Report, outlining its actions and further plans to pursue responsible investment strategies, available on UTAM's Responsible Investing page



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