(2008), "2008 US College Sustainability Report Card", International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol. 9 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijshe.2008.24909baf.001
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2008 US College Sustainability Report Card
Article Type: Feature From: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Volume 9, Issue 2.
Sustainable Endowments Institute
The Sustainable Endowments Institute has just released its 2008 College Sustainability Report Card: A Review of Campus & Endowment Policies at Leading Institutions. The report provides a comparative evaluation of the 200 colleges and universities with the largest endowments in the USA and Canada, which account for $343 billion in endowment assets, or more than 80 per cent of all university endowments.
The report looks at sustainability policies and practices in eight categories: administration; climate change and energy; food and recycling; green building; transportation; endowment transparency; investment priorities; and shareholder engagement. It is very informative about trends in US and Canadian higher education for sustainability.
The details are available at: www.endowmentinstitute.org/sustainability/