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FINANCE
(30 ILCS 238/) Illinois Sustainable Investing Act.

30 ILCS 238/1

    (30 ILCS 238/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Illinois Sustainable Investing Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-473, eff. 1-1-20.)

30 ILCS 238/5

    (30 ILCS 238/5)
    Sec. 5. Findings and purpose.
    (a) The General Assembly finds that consideration of factors relevant to the environmental impact, social impact, and governance of investments is vital for maximizing the safety and performance of public funds. Such sustainability factors are indicative of the overall performance of an investment and are strong indicators of its long-term value. Public agencies and governments have a duty to recognize and evaluate these materially relevant factors.
    (b) It is the purpose of this Act to prudently integrate sustainability factors into the investment decision-making, investment analysis, portfolio construction, due diligence, and investment ownership of public funds to maximize anticipated financial returns, minimize projected risks, more effectively execute fiduciary duties, and contribute to a more just, accountable, and sustainable State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 101-473, eff. 1-1-20.)

30 ILCS 238/10

    (30 ILCS 238/10)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Financial institution" means a bank, savings bank, or credit union established under the laws of the State of Illinois, another state, or the United States of America.
    "Governmental unit" has the same meaning as in the Local Government Debt Reform Act.
    "Investment policy" means a written investment policy adopted by a public agency or governmental unit which addresses safety of principal, liquidity of funds, and return on investment and which requires the investment portfolio be structured in such a manner as to provide sufficient liquidity to pay obligations as they come due.
    "Public agency" means the State of Illinois, the various counties, townships, cities, towns, villages, school districts, educational service regions, special road districts, public water supply districts, fire protection districts, drainage districts, levee districts, sewer districts, housing authorities, the Illinois Bank Examiners' Education Foundation, the Chicago Park District, and all other political corporations or subdivisions of the State of Illinois, now or hereafter created, whether herein specifically mentioned or not.
    "Public funds" means current operating funds, special funds, interest and sinking funds, and funds of any kind or character belonging to or in the custody of any public agency.
    "Sustainability factors" means factors that may have a material and relevant financial impact on the safety or performance of an investment and which are complementary to financial factors and financial accounting.
(Source: P.A. 101-473, eff. 1-1-20.)

30 ILCS 238/15

    (30 ILCS 238/15)
    Sec. 15. Development of sustainable investment policies.
    (a) Any public agency or governmental unit should develop, publish, and implement sustainable investment policies applicable to the management of all public funds under its control. The sustainable investment policy may be incorporated in existing investment policies developed, published, and implemented by a public agency or governmental unit.
    (b) The sustainable investment policy should include material, relevant, and decision-useful sustainability factors to be considered by the public agency or governmental unit as one component of its overall evaluation of investment decisions. Such factors may include, but are not be limited to: (1) corporate governance and leadership factors; (2) environmental factors; (3) social capital factors; (4) human capital factors; and (5) business model and innovation factors.
(Source: P.A. 101-473, eff. 1-1-20.)

30 ILCS 238/20

    (30 ILCS 238/20)
    Sec. 20. Consideration of sustainable investment factors in decision-making.
    (a) A public agency shall prudently integrate sustainability factors into its investment decision-making, investment analysis, portfolio construction, due diligence, and investment ownership in order to maximize anticipated financial returns, minimize projected risk, and more effectively execute its fiduciary duty.
    (b) Sustainability factors may include, but are not limited to, the following:
        (1) Corporate governance and leadership factors,
    
such as the independence of boards and auditors, the expertise and competence of corporate boards and executives, systemic risk management practices, executive compensation structures, transparency and reporting, leadership diversity, regulatory and legal compliance, shareholder rights, and ethical conduct.
        (2) Environmental factors that may have an adverse
    
or positive financial impact on investment performance, such as greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, energy management, water and wastewater management, waste and hazardous materials management, and ecological impacts.
        (3) Social capital factors that impact
    
relationships with key outside parties, such as customers, local communities, the public, and the government, which may impact investment performance. Social capital factors include human rights, customer welfare, customer privacy, data security, access and affordability, selling practices and product labeling, community reinvestment, and community relations.
        (4) Human capital factors that recognize that the
    
workforce is an important asset to delivering long-term value, including factors such as labor practices, responsible contractor and responsible bidder policies, employee health and safety, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, and incentives and compensation.
        (5) Business model and innovation factors that
    
reflect an ability to plan and forecast opportunities and risks, and whether a company can create long-term shareholder value, including factors such as supply chain management, materials sourcing and efficiency, business model resilience, product design and life cycle management, and physical impacts of climate change.
    (c) Sustainability factors may be analyzed in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to: (1) direct financial impacts and risks; (2) legal, regulatory, and policy impacts and risks; (3) against industry norms, best practices, and competitive drivers; and (4) stakeholder engagement.
    (d) Nothing in this Act prohibits a public agency or governmental unit from integrating additional factors into its investment decision-making, investment analysis, portfolio construction, due diligence, and investment ownership of public funds. This Act shall not apply to financial institution time deposits or financial institution processing services.
(Source: P.A. 101-473, eff. 1-1-20.)

30 ILCS 238/100

    (30 ILCS 238/100)
    Sec. 100. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 101-473, eff. 1-1-20; text omitted.)

30 ILCS 238/105

    (30 ILCS 238/105)
    Sec. 105. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 101-473, eff. 1-1-20; text omitted.)

30 ILCS 238/110

    (30 ILCS 238/110)
    Sec. 110. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 101-473, eff. 1-1-20; text omitted.)