Responsible Investing Group Drop-In Sessions March 13, 25

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The University of Guelph’s new Working Group on Responsible Investing will hold drop-in sessions this month to gather information and perspectives from the University community.

Sessions will be held in the Academic Town Square, McLaughlin Library, on March 13, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and March 25, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Members of the University and greater Guelph community are invited to attend and offer ideas and suggestions.

In advance, participants are asked to consider issues associated with responsible investing that range from guiding principles to investment policies to performance measures. Questions to assist with the formulation of advice are available online.

To help in planning, participants should provide their expected attendance date and time at univsec@uoguelph.ca.

Community members may also send written submissions until March 31 to univsec@uoguelph.ca or by mail c/o the University Secretariat, University of Guelph, 4th Floor, University Centre, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1.

The working group, created by U of G’s Board of Governors, began its work earlier this year to help consider responsible investment policy and practices for the University’s endowment fund.

Consisting of members of the Board, senior administration, students, staff, faculty and alumni, the working group is chaired by B of G member Mary Anne Chambers. Formerly provincial Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities and Minister of Children and Youth Services, she also chaired the board of the United Way of Canada.

The working group will submit responsible investment policy recommendations to B of G’s finance committee, which will then present recommendations to the full Board.

The Board will implement any recommendations in keeping with the endowment fund’s goal to balance return and risk while meeting the University’s objectives and values.

More information about the working group