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