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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Sept. 12, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Colorado State University
PAE-18: Positive Sustainability Investments

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Nik Olsen
Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
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Total value of the investment pool:
232,992,000 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in sustainable industries, such as renewable energy or sustainable forestry :
3,131,000 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in businesses selected for exemplary sustainability performances:
8,892,000 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in sustainability investment funds, such as a renewable energy investment fund:
0 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in community development financial institutions (CDFIs):
0 US/Canadian $

Value of holdings in socially responsible mutual funds with positive screens:
0 US/Canadian $

A brief description of the companies, funds, and/or institutions referenced above:

Private Equity firm #1 seeks to create a portfolio of emerging market companies. The firm has a dedicated ESG team that regularly monitors, addresses, trains, and seeks to improve ESG developments within its portfolio.

Private Equity firm #2 seeks to create a portfolio of domestic companies. The firm has a dedicated ESG team that regularly monitors, addresses, trains, and seeks to improve ESG developments within its portfolio.

Private Equity firm #3 has made an equity investment in a bio-fuel company that uses enzymes to produce non-feedstock ethanol from beetroot and other materials.

Private Equity firm #4 has made investments in companies focused on renewable energy, energy recycling, and carbon footprint reduction.

Equity fund#1 has made equity investments in companies focused on renewable energy (wind turbine, solar panels, engineering services for alt. energy installations).

Private Equity firm #5 makes mezzanine and equity investments in energy and renewable energy companies.

Private Equity firm #6 makes mezzanine and equity investments in energy and renewable energy companies.

Equity fund #2 has made equity investments in international companies focused on environmental sustainability (water desalination) and renewable energy (wind turbine, solar cells, solar farm, and energy savings)

Equity fund #3 has made equity investments in companies focused on renewable energy (wind turbine)


The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability investment activities is available:
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