Annual Report

Policies and Past Actions

Ethical Investor



General Announcements


For information on Yale's divestment from companies actively producing oil and gas in Sudan and the 2013 policy update, click here.

The ACIR attempts to hold regular meetings throughout the academic year, including at least one annual meeting.  Members of the Yale community interested in presenting at an open meeting should contact Jonathan Macey (jonathan.macey@yale.edu).


Yale President Salovey announced on August 27, 2014 a series of new sustainability initiatives at Yale, including the adoption by the Corporation Committee on Investor Responsibility (CCIR) of new proxy voting guidelines to be implemented by the ACIR:  


CCIR Proxy Voting Guideline on Climate Change


Yale will generally support reasonable and well-constructed shareholder resolutions seeking company disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions, analyses of the impact of climate change on a company’s business activities, strategies designed to reduce the company’s long-term impact on the global climate, and company support of sound and effective governmental policies on climate change.


The President’s letter can be found here, and the CCIR statement can be found here.


The ACIR recently endorsed a shareholder resolution submitted by the Dwight Hall SRI Fund for the Exxon Mobil Corporation annual meeting to be held on May 25, 2016.  A copy of the endorsement can be found here.