Sustainability Investment Policy

Beirut Arab University is committed to being a responsible steward of financial resources and a leader in promoting sustainability and climate action. As an institution of higher education in Lebanon, we recognize the importance of aligning our investment decisions with our values and long-term commitment to a more sustainable future for Lebanon, the region, and the global community. This Sustainable Investment Policy outlines our dedication to integrating environmental, social, and governance factors into our investment practices to drive positive impact and contribute to a more sustainable world.

Integration of Environmental, Social, and Governance Factors: BAU considers environmental, social, and governance factors when making investment decisions. We seek to invest in companies and projects that demonstrate a commitment to sustainable practices, social responsibility, and sound governance.

Climate Change Assessment: BAU assesses the climate risk and impact of investment opportunities. We seek investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other climate solutions that contribute to reducing harmful gas emissions and promoting a low-carbon future.

Community and Regional Development: BAU prioritizes investments that support local and regional development, fostering economic growth and social progress in our community.

Engagement and Advocacy: We actively engage with companies and investment partners to promote sustainability practices and advocate for positive change.

Transparent Reporting: We provide transparent reporting on our sustainable investment strategy, progress, and impact, ensuring accountability to our stakeholders.

Responsible Partnerships: We seek to collaborate with investment partners and funds that share our commitment to sustainability and adhere to ethical investment principles.

By adhering to this Sustainable Investment Policy, we at BAU aim to leverage our financial resources to drive positive change, contribute to a sustainable economy, and inspire others in the academic and financial fields to embrace responsible and sustainable investment practices.