Values-Aligned Investments

Virginia Wesleyan University invests in an environmentally friendly manner. All endowment funds have been invested in an environmentally friendly portfolio with Brown Advisory of Baltimore, supporting the adoption of long-term investment strategies that create an equitable, low-carbon, and regenerative economy. Consistent with achieving the applicable investment objectives, the investment policy will be implemented while incorporating the University’s mission as core components of the investment and risk management processes governing the management of the portfolio. Furthermore, the Endowment has environmental sustainability as one of its core pillars. Consistent with the Strategic Plan and the Honors College pillars, the endowment investment strategy may incorporate environmental and social concerns in investment decision making, will seek to align the portfolio with the mission of the organization when there is an opportunity to do so while also aligning with the overall performance and asset allocation goals.

The Brown Advisory Foundation has also made a contribution to establish a student-managed investment fund at Virginia Wesleyan.