The Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility (ACSR) met on Sept. 7 and began its deliberations regarding MIT's investments in multinational companies that may be doing business in the Sudan.
The committee's charge is to make a recommendation to the MIT Executive Committee about whether any action should be taken with regard to these investments, and if so, what that action should be.
The committee welcomes thoughtful input from the members of the community as it continues discussions in the next several weeks. Given the constraints of time and logistics, written communications would be preferred and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the committee are: Alan Spoon, chair of the ACSR and member of the Corporation; Barrie Zesiger, member of the Corporation and the Executive Committee; Richard Lester, professor of nuclear science and engineering and director of the MIT Industrial Performance Center; James Poterba, professor of economics and head of the economics department; Ann Wolpert, director of the libraries; Allan Bufferd, treasurer, emeritus; Andrew Lukmann, Undergraduate Association president; and Eric Weese, president of the Graduate Student Council. Staff to the committee is Beth Ogar, director of finance and administration, Resource Development.