On April 6, 2016, in a letter to Divest McGill, Principal Suzanne Fortier committed to holding open forums in Fall 2016 “to continue the community’s dialogue on sustainability and the CAMSR report recommendations.” Consistent with this commitment, Provost Manfredi mandated Professor Frédéric Bachand, Faculty of Law, to chair an Open Forum on implementing the key recommendations of the CAMSR Report. In particular, the Open Forum sought input from the community on two key matters:
- creating a “comprehensive climate action plan” to reduce measurably McGill’s own carbon footprint while expanding initiatives in sustainability research and education, and;
- developing concrete measures to ensure our investments comply with recognized Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles.
The meetings took place, on 23, 28, and 30 September 2016. The outcomes of those meetings are included in Prof. Bachand's Report of the Open Forum on the Recommendations of the 2016 CAMSR Report on Divestment, which was presented to Senate in January 2017.