Humboldt Investment Pledge

Green Investing

Cal Poly Humboldt has a long-standing commitment to sustainability. Since the inception of its endowment in 2004, the Foundation has been a leader in socially responsible investing. In 2013, working with a group of students, the Foundation redoubled its commitment by developing a strategy to divest from fossil fuels. Having eliminated direct fossil fuel investments, the Foundation is leading the way for institutions nationwide navigating the difficult challenge of divesting from fossil fuels held in mutual funds. Significantly, Cal Poly Humboldt is one of only four universities in North America to have signed on to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment.

Learn more about our efforts:

November 2019
Humboldt Now Story: HSU Foundation Expands Social- and Eco-Conscious Investments

March 2015
Spring Board of Directors Meeting: Agenda Materials
Humboldt Video: Fossil Fuel Divestment at HSU
Humboldt Magazine Story: Greening up HSU’s Endowment

February 2015
Consultant Report: Asset Allocation Recommendation (pdf)

November 2014
Student Blog on The Story of Divesting at Humboldt State University
Humboldt Now Story: University Leads Push for Fossil Free, Greener Investing

October 2014
Consultant Report: Investment Program Overview (powerpoint)
Fall Board of Directors Meeting: Minutes
Fall Board of Directors Meeting: Agenda Materials

April 2014
Humboldt Now Story: HSU Targets Fossil Fuels and More List of divestment commitments by colleges and universities

Select Media Coverage

April 2015
CURRENTS Story: A Changing Climate 

March 2015
GreenBiz Story: Why Intentionally Designed Endowments Matter for Business

April 2014
Mad River Union Story: HSU, Arcata, Acting to Counter Climate Crushing Carbon


Cal Poly Humboldt Foundation
Phone: 707.826.5200
Fax: 707.826.5148

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