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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.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Beverley Ayeni
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Western University
PAE-T2-7: Student-Managed SRI Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Brandon Watson
Communications and Training Officer
Physical Plant and Capital Planning Services
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Does the institution have a student-managed socially responsible investment fund through which students are able to develop socially responsible investment skills and experience?:
Yes

A brief description of the student-managed SRI fund:

The Western Investment Club (WIC) exists to assist the student body in gaining a clear understanding of capital markets and career opportunities that are available in the investment industry. This is achieved through managing a portfolio valued at over CAD$100,000, holding seminars with industry professionals, providing opportunities to network at social events, and developing members communication skills through weekly presentations and panel discussions.

In recognition of the importance of green energy and the great potential in the sector, WIC is currently invested in a green energy company, Alterra Power Corporation (http://www.alterrapower.ca/)(TSX:PCC). WIC has accumulated a stake in PCC, which today is worth about CAD$10,000 or about 7% of WIC's total portfolio.


The website URL where information about the fund is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.