PWIAS to invest its endowment 100% fossil free

September 23, 2019

The Board of Trustees of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC has made a decision to invest its endowment 100 percent fossil free. This will take place immediately by ensuring that the 60 percent ($24M) of the endowment normally allocated to direct investment in publicly traded company shares is fossil fuel free. 

The Peter Wall Institute pledges to implement ways to mitigate our own impacts on climate, and to continue supporting climate related research such as Wall Scholars’ work on the environmental impact of academic conferences.

Santa Ono
Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies
President and Vice Chancellor, University of British Columbia

Kalina Christoff
Interim Director of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
Professor of Psychology, University of British Columbia