Periodically investor groups coordinate public statements or letters in support of various initiatives or policies related to sustainability, environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, and other materials investment considerations. The Intentional Endowments Network shares these statements here as opportunities for endowments to add their names and offer support, at their own discretion. If you have any questions, please contact us and we can connect you with the organizer(s) of the statements.
PRI invites investors to sign on to a statement committing to support a just transition on climate change. Investors can make an important contribution as stewards of assets, allocators of capital and as influential voices in public policy to make sure that the transition produces inclusive and sustainable development.
The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol is an international treaty guiding the phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) worldwide. The US has not yet ratified the treaty, which goes into effect in 2019. Second Nature is beginning to recruit campuses to sign on to the statement, which requests that (1) the Administration send the treaty amendment to the Senate, and (2) the Senate ratify it (requires 67 votes). Background document which overviews the history and current status of the HFC phasedown is available here.
Deadline: December 14, 2018
The FAIRR Initiative and Ceres have just launched a new investor engagement which is now open to new investor sign-ons. The engagement will focus on six of the largest global restaurant chains, and will ask these companies to set, and report on, a clear strategy for how they are managing climate and water risks. Companies included: McDonald’s Corporation (MCD); Yum! Brands International (YUM); Restaurant Brands International (QSR); Chipotle (CMG); The Wendy’s Company (WEN); Domino’s Pizza Inc (DPZ). More information is available on the FAIRR website.
Please visit the past sign-on opportunities page to review older letters and statements, and the endowment signatories.