Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.35
Liaison Christine Seibert
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Williams College
PAE-16: Committee on Socially Responsible Investment

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Collette Chilton
Chief Investment Officer
Investment Office
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Does the institution have a committee on investor responsibility or similar body that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the CIR or other body or a brief description of how the CIR is tasked to address social and environmental concerns :

The Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility (ACSR) has provided advice to the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees on matters relating to the non-financial performance of publicly traded equities in the portfolio. Each year, the ACSR advises on votes regarding shareholder resolutions before the annual general meetings of the public companies the College owns directly (about six percent of the portfolio as of October 2007).

Periodically, the ACSR has played a role in providing comment on other matters, including recommending investment vehicles for the Williams Social Choice Fund — an alumni giving option that both helps the College fulfill its mission and contributes to positive social and environmental change. Since 2006, the Committee has been responsible for oversight of the College’s commitment to avoid investment in firms doing business in Sudan.

In making recommendations, the ACSR seeks to carry out its responsibilities in a manner consistent with College policies and values. It recognizes the importance of combining strong financial performance with social and environmental commitment.


Members of the CIR, including affiliations:

Bill Gentry, Chair, Professor of Economics
Bill Darrow, Professor of Religion
Collette Chilton, Chief Investment Officer
Sue Hogan, Controller
Keith Finan, Associate Provost
Dylan Page'1, Student
Nargis Sakhibova'12, Student


The website URL where information about the committee is available:

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