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Sustainable Investing Advisory Committee





The Sustainable Investing Advisory Committee (SIAC) is a student organization that works to develop investment guidelines in partnership with the Student Equity Management Group (SEMG) and the Fixed Income Management Group (FIMG). The investment guidelines will in turn help these student groups to incorporate environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) analysis into their investment decision-making. The groups invest funds provided by, and on behalf of, The Ohio University Foundation.  SIAC is supervised by faculty and sustainability advisors, and is supported by a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Sustainability. All three student groups report to The Ohio University Foundation. 


About SIAC


Follow the link above to learn about our history, structure, and duties.


Meet our members and learn about their roles within the committee.


Contact Us


Office of Sustainability

Bingham House

97 Richland Ave

Athens, OH 45701

Phone: 740-593-0460




SIAC Goals

2014-15 (draft)


Sustainability Plan 

Ohio University Sustainability Plan


Climate Action Plan

Ohio University Climate Action Plan


Meeting Agenda

Updated Meeting Agenda (Monday, October 13th)


Weekly Meeting Minutes 

FY 2014 meeting minutes

Meeting Minutes (9/02/2014)
Meeting Minutes (9/09/2014)
Meeting Minutes (9/16/2014)
Meeting Minutes (9/23/2014)
Meeting Minutes (9/30/2014)

Annual Report

SIAC shall prepare and submit an Annual Report along with the other two student investment groups SEMG and FIMG to OU Investment sub-committee, summarizing discussions, actions and key developments. This Report shall be provided on the SIAC website, shortly after the end of the fiscal year of operation.

2014 – 2015 (due May 2015)

Founding Documents

SIAC By-laws (approved)
SIAC Constitution (approved)

SIAC Case Study (approved) 
SIAC Investment Philosophy (approved) 
SIAC Investment Guidelines (initial draft) 
SIAC Change Implementation Process (approved) 
SIAC Proxy Voting Guidelines (due Spring 2015) 




SIAC actively researches socially responsible investing and ESG investing concerns and issues from information available on the World Wide Web, publications, newspapers and government agencies in an attempt to create/develop well-thought responses and initiatives,. Additionally, SIAC intends to engage in conversation with organizations who share similar believes and goals, and welcomes feedback and proposals for consideration from the students, faculty, and staff of Ohio University.

Useful Links

The following links/web sites may be helpful in learning more about socially responsible investing, ESG investing and Roberts Rules of Order.  These links are only for informational purposes. Ohio University and SIAC are not responsible for, do not endorse, nor have any control over the content of linked websites.