Sustainable Investment

The Office of the Chief Investment Officer of the Regents (OCIO) is responsible for managing UC’s endowment, pension, retirement savings and working capital assets, which total close to $100 billion.

The UC Board of Regents approved the Framework for Sustainable Investing (pdf) in September 2015. This gave the OCIO the authority to consider important additional criteria related to sustainability in investment evaluation and risk-assessment. The OCIO’s global ranking on sustainability rose by eight spots in 2015 to be ranked 17th among all worldwide investment funds and ranked first among university investment funds addressing climate change.