Lobbying Disclosure (3.0)

This is an optional Innovation & Leadership (IL) credit. IL credits recognize institutions that are seeking innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and demonstrating sustainability leadership in ways that are not otherwise captured in STARS. Scoring in the Innovation and Leadership section is capped at 10 bonus points total.

Credit Language

IL 20: Lobbying Disclosure – version 3.0

Questions & Answers

How has this credit changed between STARS Version 2 and Version 3?

This is a new bonus credit in STARS. A comprehensive list of differences can be found in the STARS 3.0 Summary of changes.

Suggestions for Institutions

  • Work with your institution’s government relations office(s) or similar to determine whether lobbying disclosure is already happening, and/or to consider implementing such disclosure.

Potential Data Quality Issues

  • Comprehensive disclosure of lobbying efforts is required. This documentation must be provided through an institution’s own channels (external websites and reports do not qualify in the absence of proactive efforts at the institution level).

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