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June 21, 2011

CURI Reaches Major Milestone!

by Coalition of Universities for Responsible Investing

June 21, 2011, Victoria, BC – Canadian university decision-makers met for the first time to address the impact of environmental, social and governance issues affecting over $41 billion in pension and endowment funds, at the inaugural CURI Symposium.

The inaugural Symposium was held in conjunction with the Canadian Responsible Investment Conference. Symposium participants include national university trustees, academics, student representatives and global industry experts. The key issue  to addressed was how Canadian universities face a $41 billion challenge to participate in the development of responsible investment (RI) at universities. Participants include Canadian Mutual Fund Companies, the UN-backed Principles of Responsible
Investment, Meritas SRI Funds, Mercer, the Responsible Endowments Coalition, Jantzi-Sustainalytics and EIRIS.

“This initiative will change the investment landscape among Canadian universities. It is an opportunity for Canadian universities to catch up with their global peers in the integration of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) considerations into their investment practices”, said Omar Dominguez, CURI chair and co-founder. Click here to read more.

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