Investment Disclosure

For details about this credit, including the criteria, reporting timeframe, applicability, scoring, and more, please review the full credit language.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a financial summary that provides aggregated investment information sufficient for this credit?

No, the investment disclosure must provide the amount invested in each fund and/or company, and it must be updated annually. It is not sufficient to provide a financial summary that provides aggregated investment information.

Does a one-time disclosure that is not annually updated count for ths credit?

No, it is not sufficient to do a one-time disclosure that is not annually updated.

Is the disclosure required to be publicly posted?

Yes, the intent of this credit is to recognize institutions that regularly make their investment holdings publicly available. The transparency ensured by public disclosure acts as an important accountability mechanism and as a learning tool for students and other stakeholders.

Templates & Tools

Example Responses

  • Simon Fraser University – Disclosure protocol goes above and beyond by providing a monthly (rather than annual) disclosure. Monthly disclosure document is uploaded and links for other recent disclosure data provided in Notes field.
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – Comprehensive responses and direct access to the annual disclose (PDF). Demonstrates an institution that engages in proxy voting but does not include this in their disclosure.
  • University of Victoria – Disclosure document provides sufficient detail and includes original cost as well as market value.

Common Issues Identified During Review

  • The investment disclosure must provide the amount invested in each fund and/or company, and it must be updated annually. It is not sufficient to provide a financial summary that provides aggregated investment information. It is not sufficient to do a one-time disclosure that is not annually updated.

Additional Resources

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