UVIMCO is dedicated to investor responsibility as an organization. Responsible investing is incorporated into UVIMCO’s investment strategy by our leadership team and staff. We consider all risks that could impact the performance of UVIMCO’s portfolio, including environmental, social, and governance risks. UVIMCO promotes ESG integration across its portfolio and with its investment managers and is committed to aligning with a net-zero future by 2050.

Approach to Responsible Investing 

UVIMCO utilizes an Investor Responsibility Framework that was developed by the Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility, a group of UVIMCO representatives and UVA students, faculty, staff, and alumni tasked with advising UVIMCO on environmental, social, and governance issues. The framework serves as a guide for UVIMCO’s approach to responsible investing and is grounded in the following core initiatives:

  • ESG Integration

    UVIMCO is dedicated to incorporating environmental, social, and governance best practices into its investment decisions while maintaining strong long-term returns for the University of Virginia and associated organizations.

  • Net-Zero by 2050

    UVIMCO is committed to transitioning the University’s endowment and other investments in the portfolio to net-zero by 2050.

  • Climate Solutions

    We believe that investments in climate solutions that help to mitigate the systemic risks of climate change will generate long-term returns for UVIMCO. In 2023, UVIMCO committed $107 million to climate solutions, including carbon credit markets, renewable natural gas projects, and climate solutions technologies.

  • Manager Engagement

    UVIMCO is engaging with its managers around ESG issues, including emissions reduction and net-zero efforts. Directly engaging with external managers, participating in established sustainability initiatives, and investing in activist managers, is the most direct way to have an impact.

Investor Responsibility Report

Our 2024 Investor Responsibility Report outlines the evolution of our ESG integration efforts and approach to addressing climate risk and investing in energy transition opportunities over the last year. Our work furthers our objectives laid out in the Investor Responsibility Framework, and builds off of our progress in 2023 and 2022.

Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility

The Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility (ACIR) serves as a channel to address student, faculty, and alumni concerns and advise UVIMCO’s leadership on appropriate action regarding ESG investment issues and activities.  The ACIR is comprised of seven committee members who are representative of the University community and understand its core values.

To learn more about UVIMCO’s investor responsibility efforts, please contact us.


UVIMCO is a member of the following institutional investor groups, which help guide our current approach to investor responsibility and increase our collaboration with peers and subject matter experts.