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Macalester College's social responsibility policy for investments in corporations was formulated largely in response to the South African apartheid. It affirms the primacy of maximizing economic return on the endowment, but allows the Trustees to take non-economic factors into consideration when making investment decisions. With increased campus interest in corporate citizenship, the Investment Committee has adopted a more proactive approach to exercising our shareholder rights. Emerging corporate social responsibility issues are reviewed in consultation with the College's Social Responsibility Committee, and proxies and shareholder resolutions are voted with input from this committee when applicable.

Sustainable Endowments Institute’s College Sustainability Report Card

Macalester earned an A- grade in 2009 from the Sustainable Endowments Institute, which earns Macalester an overall sustainability leader status. See the summary and survey data.