University of Winnipeg Foundation

Endowment Value: $71.18 million (June 2019)

The University of Winnipeg is a public university located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Its endowment is managed by the University of Winnipeg Foundation.

The University of Winnipeg’s Board of Regents adopted the University’s Campus Sustainability Policy and sustainability management framework in 2006 on the recommendation of the President’s Task Force on Sustainability. Since then, the institution has realized several sustainability goals and received several sustainability awards. 

In May 2017, the Board adopted a socially responsible investment policy. The policy requires the Foundation to consider negative screening when faced with companies whose practices violate ESG criteria. The Foundation states that it expects its external managers to consider shareholder proposals on ESG issues and, at times, engage with companies as a shareholder. Winnipeg currently has holdings in at least one fossil fuel-free pooled fund. The University of Winnipeg Students' Association has played a significant role in sparking and maintaining a conversation about fossil fuel divestment.

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

  • IEN Member (2017)
  • ACUPCC: No
  • Billion Dollar Green Challenge: No
  • CDP: No
  • Committee for Investor Responsibility: No
  • 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 News:


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