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April 29, 2011

An Education in Green Investing

by Coalition of Universities for Responsible Investing

Globe and Mail-April 26- Erin Millar- “While Canadian universities are intellectual leaders on sustainability, they are lagging behind their American and European counterparts when it comes to incorporating environmental and social concerns into their own investments, according to a new coalition.”

“Greening endowments and pension funds could be a smart financial move, according to a major report published in February by the global investment banker Mercer. The report, which looked at how climate change will affect institutional portfolios, estimated that uncertainty about climate change policy could represent up to 10 per cent of the overall risk to portfolios over the next 20 years.” Read more

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