Background Resources

The following are University of Pittsburgh background resources provided to the Committee upon its convening regarding the Committee’s Charge.

  1. Governance Documents
    1. Charge to Ad-Hoc Committee on Fossil Fuels
    2. University of Pittsburgh of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education Bylaws as Amended Through June 29, 2018 and Commonwealth Act
  2. Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees
    1. Mission Statement
    2. Statement of Governance, Investment Objectives and Policies
    3. Consolidated Endowment Fund (CEF) Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Policy (Adopted March 2020)
  3. SRI Process Resources
    1. University of Pittsburgh’s Board of Trustees’ Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) screening process (Adopted by resolution in February 2020).
    2. Chancellor Patrick Gallagher’s August 2019 letter detailing the University’s next steps towards considering sustainable investment strategies.
    3. University of Pittsburgh’s Socially Responsible Investment Committee’s July 2019 Report.
  4. General Sustainability Resources
    1. Pitt Sustainability Plan (January 2018)
    2. Resolution committing to carbon neutrality for the Pittsburgh campus by 2037 (Adopted February 2020)