Investment and Finance
Collectively, colleges and universities invest hundreds of billions of dollars. Like other decisions that institutions make, these investments have impacts that are both local and global in scope. By using the tools of sustainable investing, institutions can improve the long-term health of their endowments, encourage better corporate behavior, support innovation in sustainable products and services, support sustainability in their community, and help build a more just and sustainable financial system. Bard has a local annual impact on the economy exceeding $200,000,000. The College has had a Green Fund since 2009, managed by the College's Chief Sustainability Officer.