Responsible Investing

The Investment Office seeks to achieve the highest possible returns for the endowment while reflecting Tufts’ values on social justice, environmental stewardship, and support of the common good. Where possible, we do this by avoiding harm, advocating for change, and making positive impact investments within the endowment.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Considerations

The Investment Office engages all prospective investment managers during the due diligence process to understand their philosophy and approach to integrating ESG and DEIJ as we seek to ensure the endowment assets continue to be aligned with Tufts’ values.

Responsible Investment Advisory Group (“RIAG”) and Climate Change

In 2021, the Board of Trustees approved a broad set of actions for the endowment related to the current climate change crisis.