University Focus
University of South Alabama unhappy with its Green Report Card grade   
January 24, 2020
Source: al.com - The report is released annually by the Sustainable Endowments Institute in Cambridge, Mass. “Their assessment is incomplete and misleading,” USA spokesman Keith Ayers said Friday. Ayers said ...
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Toyota sided with Trump in California fight. Will it pay a higher price than others'   
January 23, 2020
Source: The Bakersfield Californian - The Union of Concerned Scientists, which is on the opposite side of Toyota in this legal battle, is pointing to results from a poll it commissioned that highlights a dramatic drop in favorability for the Japanese automaker over...
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Marriott's 'green choice' isn't so green, and it's hurting workers   
January 21, 2020
Source: OpEdNews - Why would environmental organizations like the Sierra Club, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and 350.org have signed a pledge that they wouldn't use a hotel chain's environmental program' Because Marriott's 'Make a Green...
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Millennials Keen on Impact Investing   
January 18, 2020
Source: Institutional Investor - Today, about 45 of them do. At least part of the credit for the recent spike in that attention from endowments belongs to the Responsible Endowments Coalition, a Brooklyn, New York–based organization that advocates for...
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Who Controls Trump’s Environmental Policy'   
January 18, 2020
Source: New York Times - Among 20 of the most powerful people in government environment jobs, most have ties to the fossil fuel industry or have fought against the regulations they now are supposed to enforce. A small number of people at a few federal...
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As Australia burns, it's Murdoch versus Murdoch on climate change   
January 18, 2020
Source: CBS News - (Australia, a major coal exporter, is the world's second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases per capita, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.) A business columnist, Terry McCrann, wrote in the Murdoch-owned Herald Sun...
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Report: Little Portfolio Risk in Dropping Fossil Fuel Holdings   
January 18, 2020
Source: Ai-cio.com - According to Dan Apfel of the Responsible Endowments Coalition, “This report answers the critical question that students and university endowments have been asking: ‘Can we divest from fossil fuels without incurring...
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Loyola improves green report card   
January 18, 2020
Source: Loyola University New Orleans - Loyola University New Orleans’ efforts "to go green" have greatly improved, according to a report by the Sustainable Endowments Institute. The institute released its findings this week in the 2011 College Sustainability...
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Carbon offsets are a moral commitment   
January 18, 2020
Source: The Brown Daily Herald - As The Herald recently reported, Brown received a “B” on its Sustainability Report Card from the Sustainable Endowments Institute. While it fared better than several participating institutions, it can hardly call...
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A New Faculty Era'   
January 18, 2020
Source: The Cornell Daily Sun - The Sustainable Endowments Institute released the 2008 College Sustainability Report Card on Wednesday, assessing the sustainability of 200 of the nation’s wealthiest universities. Cornell received an overall grade of a B,...
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