Independent non-profit research institute The C.D. Howe Institute ranked UBC first in Climate Change and Endowment Activities, tied for top score with McMaster University, with an overall score of 4.2. UBC also placed first in Climate-change Governance practices, scoring 4.9 out of 5.0.
In 2020, UBC joined 16 major Canadian universities to launch Investing to Address Climate Change: A Charter for Canadian Universities, signaling a national commitment to tackle climate change through responsible investment practices.
The C.D. Howe Institute’s latest paper evaluates the governance and accountability mechanisms of these universities’ endowments — assigning them stars based on three categories: governance, policy, and disclosure.