UNIE is an effective and persistent corporate engagement program for university endowments and pension plans that leverages their power as institutional investors to meaningfully address climate change-related risks.
In partnership with SHARE, UNIE engages companies in the investment portfolios of participating universities. Our engagements focus on accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy in key sectors where advocacy can make the biggest difference, including energy, utilities, finance, transportation and manufacturing.
“These universities are showing leadership in addressing the climate crisis. Acting as investors, Canadian university pension plans and endowments can have a powerful influence on corporate behavior. Working together in one program amplifies each institution’s voice and leverages their power to bring about change. We invite the rest of the university community to join us.”
– Kevin Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, SHARE
Current University Partners
- Carleton University
- Concordia University
- Dalhousie University
- McGill University
- McMaster University
- Mount Allison University
- Régime de retraite de l’Université de Montréal
- University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto
- University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation
- University of Victoria & University of Victoria Foundation
- York University