Proxy Voting Guidelines

The following shareholder resolution proxy voting guidelines summarize Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI) positions on various environmental and social concerns to the University in its role as investor. These Guidelines provide an indication on how the ACSRI will advise the Trustees to vote on these environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. Students in W3010: “Science, Technology, and Society” (Spring 2009) completed a draft of the Guidelines in March 2009. The ACSRI reviewed the draft Guidelines and tested their application throughout the 2009 proxy voting season. The ACSRI approved these Guidelines in February 2010 and updated them in March 2019 and 2020.


This document is reflective of ACSRI proxy voting precedent, and should not be viewed as an official position of the Trustees or the University.


Resolved on March 13, 2019: For the ACSRI to revisit the process of updating the proxy voting guidelines every three years, unless a more frequent revisitation is deemed to be appropriate.



Animal Welfare


Board Structure and Composition


Data Privacy and Cyber Security

Environment, Energy and Sustainability

Equal Opportunity Employment

Executive Pay

Health and Safety

Human Rights

Military and Security

Political Contributions