The Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility (ACSR) is a non-standing committee composed of two faculty, two staff, two students, and two alumni. When requested by a member of the College community, the ACSR provides advice to the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees on matters relating to non-financial aspects of the investment portfolio. The ACSR stands ready to respond to requests from the College community concerning socially responsible investment of the endowment, and as a result of an evaluation it may decide to recommend action to the Investment Committee. 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.
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.
Please contact the Chair of the ACSR if you have an issue for this committee’s consideration.
For more information on the College’s investment program, please see https://investment.williams.edu/
Jackson Davis, Class of 2025
Anouk Dey, Class of 2009
Bill Gentry, Carl Van Duyne Professor of Economics
Hikaru Hayakawa, Class of 2024
Nicole Mellow, Ephraim Williams Professor of Political Science
Kate Queeney ’92, Williams Trustee Emerita and Carol Tecla Christ Professor of Chemistry, Smith College
Eiko Maruko Siniawer ’97, Provost and Class of 1955 Memorial Professor of History, Chair
Michael Wagner, Vice President for Finance and Operations and Treasurer
Abigail Wattley ’05, Chief Investment Officer (ex officio)
- Report on “A Proposal for Divestment” by The Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility (April 2015)
- Appendices to ACSR Report