Gonzaga ESG Policy

From Gonzaga’s “Investment Policy and Guidelines for the Endowment Fund”
Updated December 2015

L. ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND GOVERNANCE (ESG) CONSIDERATIONS
In keeping with the Mission Statement of Gonzaga University, it is the intention of this Investment Policy to promote the basic moral values of fairness, respect for human life, defense of human rights and social justice. In the process of accomplishing a satisfactory risk adjusted return on the invested assets of the Endowment Fund, the Committee may weigh: (1) excluding from the Fund, securities of firms or managers whose policies or practices are inimical to the values the University espouses; (2) investing in securities of firms or managers that demonstrate a high level of social concern; (3) influencing the social behavior of firms invested in through the exercise of ownership rights.