Becker College

Endowment Value: $5 million (July 2018)

Becker College is a private college, with campuses located in Worcester and Leicester, Massachusetts. In 2016, Becker College announced that all investments of its endowment would be devoted to impact investing by June 30, 2017. This announcement made Becker College the first university to pursue a 100% impact investment strategy across its entire endowment, including metrics on health, income, equality, environment, diversity, and transparency.

Dr. Robert E. Johnson, former president of Becker College, cited the necessity to align investments with Becker College’s mission of “educating, preparing and transforming our students into global citizens, prepared to solve human, social and environmental problems,” as well as research indicating the superior performance of SRI, as reasons for committing all of Becker’s investments to impact investing. Arthur P. DiGeronimo, trustee board chairman, said of the short time frame for this transformation that he hoped it would “strengthen and further demonstrate our total commitment to the highest possible standard of social and fiduciary stewardship.”

Read more about Becker's commitment to transitioning its endowment to 100% Impact Investing by 2017. 

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

  • IEN Founding Member (2016)
  • ACUPCC: No
  • Billion Dollar Green Challenge: No
  • CDP: Yes
  • Committee on Investor Responsibility: No
  • INCR: No
  • Divestment Goal: No
  • Montreal Carbon Pledge: No
  • Sustainable Investment Fund: No
  • Sustainable Investment Policy: Yes, 100% Impact Investing by 2017
  • Principles for Responsible Investment: No

Other Sustainable Investing Practices:  

Matching Investments to Mission - A Beck College Case Study l By David Ellis, Featured in Business Officer Magazine, a publication of The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)



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