Sustainable Retirement Plan (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 54: Sustainable Retirement Plan – 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 human resources team or similar to determine whether sustainable retirement options are in place, and/or to consider establishing such options.

Potential Data Quality Issues

  • To qualify, the institution’s employee retirement plan must include one or more funds with a sustainability or environmental, social, and governance (ESG) focus.

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