Queen's University

Comments requested on draft responsible investing statement

 
2008-11-04

The Queen's community is invited to comment on the University's Draft Investing Statement.

The Queen's community has until Saturday, Nov. 8 to comment on the university's Draft Statement on Responsible Investing.

The topic of responsible investing has received increasing attention and discussion in recent years. Many universities and other organizations have formally adopted a position or policy on this issue. In this context, the university started researching this topic in early 2007. This included a review of the policies of other universities in Canada and the United States, a review of the considerable professional literature on this topic, and discussions with investment managers, legal counsel and others with expertise in this area.

The draft statement has been developed through the joint efforts of Queen's senior administrators and the Investment and Pension Committees of the Board of Trustees. It describes the process whereby members of the Queen's community can make representations on issues of responsible investing related to the university's investments.

Queen's community members are invited to review and comment on the draft statement. Suggestions and comments from the Board of Trustees and from the university community will be gathered, considered, and integrated into the draft statement, collectively with those from the Investment Committee and the Pension Committee. The statement will be finalized and brought to the Board of Trustees in December for final approval.

To access the draft statement, visit http://www.queensu.ca/secretariat/SRI.pdf

Send comments and suggestions by Nov. 8 to the Office of the
Vice-Principal (Operations and Finance),  vpof@queensu.ca, 613-533-6263 (fax) or 113 Dunning Hall, Queen's University, K7L 3N6.

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