Welcome to SIAC


The Sustainable Investing Advisory Committee (SIAC) is a student-run organization committed to developing responsible investment guidelines that will align investments made by The Student Equity Management Group and The Fixed Income Management Group with Ohio University’s mission, vision, and values.

Investment Beliefs

SIAC is devoted to creating a learning environment for future leaders that upholds Ohio University’s values of community, character, civility, citizenship, and commitment. Through a collaborative process, SIAC analyzed university policies and priorities in order to identify environmental, social, and governance factors most relevant to our institution. For a complete description of methodology used, please refer to “appendix”.

 The following list describes the environmental, social, and governance factors which SIAC has determined to be of priority to Ohio University:


  • Reduction of climate risk and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Sustainable purchasing and responsible supply chain practices
  • Use of renewable energy
  • Waste reduction and recycling
  • Compliance with safety and environmental regulations
  • responsible resource management and extraction practices


  • Conflict-free mineral sourcing
  • Tobacco-free policies
  • Diversity and inclusion of all ages, races, ethnic groups, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, national origins, cultures, socioeconomic classes, abilities, ways of thinking, geographic regions, and religions
  • Violence-free workplace
  • Prevention of sexual misconduct
  • No discrimination or harassment
  • Community involvement


  • Equitable pay and compensation
  • Ethical entertainment and travel expense practices
  • Corporate transparency
  • Diverse and fair management practices
  • Anti-corruption practices

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