Colorado State University

Colorado State University 

Endowment Value: $558 million (2021)

Colorado State University is a public university located in Fort Collins, Colorado. The CSU Foundation manages the endowment. The University’s strong commitment to sustainability has earned it the highest rank in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).

In 2016, the CSU Foundation published the sustainability strategic plan for the purpose of establishing a set of goals and timelines. The plan includes an effort to increase sustainable investments. The Committee on Investor Responsibility, composed of students, faculty, foundation board members, and other stakeholders, is “explicitly charged with developing and supporting initiatives in sustainable investment as outlined by the Socially Responsible Investment Policy.” According to its most recent STARS report, The CSU Foundation has invested into three different funds that focus on supporting Colorado technology and on improving social and environmental conditions in Colorado. The CSU Foundation continues to pursue other socially responsible investment opportunities that preserve the endowment.

Colorado State University is a participant or member of the following Initiatives & Commitments: 

  • AASHE STARS: Yes, Platinum
  • ACUPCC: No
  • Billion Dollar Green Challenge: No
  • CDP: No
  • Committee for Investor Responsibility: Yes
  • Divestment Goal: No
  • INCR: No
  • Montreal Carbon Pledge: No
  • Sustainable Investment Fund: Yes
  • Sustainable Investment Policy: Yes
  • Principles for Responsible Investment: No

Other Sustainable Investing Practices and Resources from Columbia University:




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