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Digital Copy of McGill’s Investments (and Much New Info)

On March 24th, 2016 McGill University released the most comprehensive and useful information it has ever released on their investments. For the first time, McGill has released digital, .csv formatted copies of all their investments, including stock tickers and precise dollar amounts for all companies, as well as fully accounting for their corporate bonds (Part 2). For the first time, it will be easy to search McGill’s investments and match them to live stock information.

In addition, McGill released investments since 2012 (part 1).

Also, in part 3 and 4, McGill released the most comprehensive information they have ever published on McGill’s “alternative investments” in oil commodities, real estate, and a list of McGill’s hedge funds with overall strategies indicated.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B1wjj0SoSptTMGQ2RDFoZmZ5YUE&usp=sharing

We’d like to thank the staff at McGill for their help in preparing this data. We hope this information will help inform the discussions happening on campus around these issues.

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Contracts with Six Companies Not Released

Only two companies consented to have their contracts released: Imperial Oil (Exxon-Mobil), BHP Billiton. This allows us to have a public and open discussion about the university’s activities.
Not released: Nexen, Statoil ASA, Royal Bank of Canada, Xstrata, Rio Tinto not released, claiming that articles 23 & 24 of Québec’s Access to Information law applied. In other words, these companies refused to release their contracts in any way to the public.
We remain concerned about this secretive use of university resources.
For the remaining companies, McGill claims they have no contracts, Memoranda of Understanding, or Memoranda of Agreement with the other companies listed below.
Here was the full text of the request:
1.) All contracts, Memoranda of Understanding, or Memoranda of Agreement with the companies listed below and related to research conducted between January 1st, 2007 and December 31st, 2013:
Baytex
BP
Canadian Natural Resources
Cenovus Energy
Chevron
Enbridge
Encana
Imperial Oil
Nexen
Royal Dutch Shell Company
Statoil ASA
Suncor Energy
Transcanada Corps
Royal Bank of Canada
Anglo American
Exxon Mobil
BHP Billiton
Xstrata
Rio Tinto
Canadian Natural Resources
Mitsubishi Corp
Repsol YPF S.A.
BG Group
Inpex Corp
Statoil ASA
Talisman Energy Inc.
RWE AG
Cenovus Energy Inc
EOG Resources
Wesfarmers
OMV
Oil Search LTD
EnCana Corp.
Mitsui
Crescent Point Energy Corp.
AGL Energy
Tullow Oil
Santos Limited
ArcelorMittal
Cairn Energy
GDF Suez S.A.
Itochu Corp
Bonavista Energy Corp

2012 Fossil Fuel Research Contracts with Imperial Oil (Exxon Mobil)

In 2014, McGill completed the ATI requests originally filed in 2012 relating to fossil fuel research contracts (for which there is normally a two-month statutory limit).

McGill informed us that it has research contracts with Imperial Oil, nexen, Statoil ASA, Royal Bank of Canada, BHP Billiton, Xstrata, Rio Tinto. But of these companies only two–Imperial Oil and BHP Billiton, to their credit–agreed to release partially redacted contracts to us.

This document is the 2012 contracts with Imperial Oil (Exxon Mobil).

2012 Fossil Fuel Research Contracts

2011 Fossil Fuel Research Contracts with Imperial Oil (Exxon Mobil)

In 2014, McGill completed the ATI requests originally filed in 2012 relating to fossil fuel research contracts (for which there is normally a two-month statutory limit).

McGill informed us that it has research contracts with Imperial Oil, nexen, Statoil ASA, Royal Bank of Canada, BHP Billiton, Xstrata, Rio Tinto. But of these companies only two–Imperial Oil and BHP Billiton, to their credit–agreed to release partially redacted contracts to us.

This document is the 2011 contracts with Imperial Oil (Exxon Mobil).

2011 Fossil Fuel Research Contracts

2010 Fossil Fuel Research Contracts with Imperial Oil (Exxon Mobil)

In 2014, McGill completed the ATI requests originally filed in 2012 relating to fossil fuel research contracts (for which there is normally a two-month statutory limit).

McGill informed us that it has research contracts with Imperial Oil, nexen, Statoil ASA, Royal Bank of Canada, BHP Billiton, Xstrata, Rio Tinto. But of these companies only two–Imperial Oil and BHP Billiton, to their credit–agreed to release partially redacted contracts to us.

This document is the 2010 contracts with Imperial Oil (Exxon Mobil).

2010 Fossil Fuel Research Contracts

2008 Fossil Fuel Research Contracts with Imperial Oil (Exxon Mobil)

In 2014, McGill completed the ATI requests originally filed in 2012 relating to fossil fuel research contracts (for which there is normally a two-month statutory limit).

McGill informed us that it has research contracts with Imperial Oil, nexen, Statoil ASA, Royal Bank of Canada, BHP Billiton, Xstrata, Rio Tinto. But of these companies only two–Imperial Oil and BHP Billiton, to their credit–agreed to release partially redacted contracts to us.

This document is the 2008 contracts with Imperial Oil (Exxon Mobil).

2008 Fossil Fuel Research Contracts