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Catching Up On Recent ESG Papers

Savvy Investor, a "knowledge network" for institutional investors, has compiled a wealth of resources for institutional investors and their advisors. We wanted to share this recent post, which points to Savvy Investor's top picks of recent white papers on environmental, social, and governance themes.

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Takeaways from the Pro's: Panel Explores University of Ne...

This past May, the Intentional Endowments Network (IEN) co-presented An Introduction to The IEN Roadmap & How The University of New Hampshire Intentionally Invests at MIT Sloan School of Management. This event was presented in partnership by the Intentional Endowments Network with WISE (Women Investing for a Sustainable Economy), and hosted by the MIT Impact Investing Initiative.

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Book Launch: Investing for Good by the Partners of Mobius...

I had the opportunity this week to attend the book launch of Invest for Good by Mark Mobius, Carlos von Hardenberg and Greg Konieczny at Bloomsbury Publishing in London.  The authors are partners of Mobius Capital, a new IEN member organization, and the book focuses on ESG investing in emerging markets. 

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Impact Update: Integrating ESG Factors into Endowment Inv...

Impact Update Intentionally Designed Endowments Making a Difference   July 2019: Integrating ESG Factors into Endowment Investing

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IEN’s Roundtable at Total Impact Philadelphia Offers a Fr...

The recent Total Impact Philadelphia Conference brought together investors, educators, and community and economic development leaders. The event is part of a series of events produced by Good Capital Project which explores different ways in which asset owners and managers can drive regional impact through their investments.

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Student Conference for Corporate Responsibility - Reflect...

On April 13-14, 2019, The Intentional Endowments Network co-hosted The Student Conference for Corporate Responsibility with The Dwight Hall Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Fund at Yale University. This conference convened undergraduate and graduate students and faculty involved in running student-managed funds across the country, with the goal of broadening students' understanding of both sustainable finance and shareholder engagement.    This is not the first time students managers of the Dwight Hall SRI Fund at Yale Unversity have engaged in dialogue around shareholder engagement opportunities. They have been actively exercising their voices as shareholders since 2014, when the Yale Corporation Committee on Investor Responsibility announced that the Yale Endowment would adopt a special proxy voting directive for the issue of climate change. As a student-run...

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Middlebury College's Ambitious Energy2028 Plan

Middlebury College is a private liberal arts college, based in Vermont and known for its global reach and focus. In late January 2019, Middlebury announced an ambitious, whole-institution approach to combating climate change that includes sustainable, fossil fuel-free investing.

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Impact Update: Getting Oil, Gas, and Mining on Board with...

Impact Update Intentionally Designed Endowments Making a Difference   March 2019: Getting the Oil, Gas, and Mining Sector On Board with Climate Action

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2019 Proxy Voting Season Kicks Off

Last week a team of experts launched the Proxy Preview 2019 guide, providing institutional investors with a key tool for shareholder engagement on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.

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CFA Institute Releases New Position on ESG Integration

In January 2019, the CFA Institute endorsed ESG integration in investment analysis. As noted in the position statement's release, "Key points in the new Statement include the duty of CFA charterholders to factor in all material information, including material ESG factors into investment analysis, unless contrary to client wishes. The Statement notes that such factoring is consistent with an investment manager’s fiduciary duty."

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CFA Institute Releases New Position on ESG Integration

In January 2019, the CFA Institute endorsed ESG integration in investment analysis. As noted in the position statement's release, "Key points in the new Statement include the duty of CFA charterholders to factor in all material information, including material ESG factors into investment analysis, unless contrary to client wishes. The Statement notes that such factoring is consistent with an investment manager’s fiduciary duty."

Read More


2019 Proxy Voting Season Kicks Off

Last week a team of experts launched the Proxy Preview 2019 guide, providing institutional investors with a key tool for shareholder engagement on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.

Read More


Impact Update: Getting Oil, Gas, and Mining on Board with...

Impact Update Intentionally Designed Endowments Making a Difference   March 2019: Getting the Oil, Gas, and Mining Sector On Board with Climate Action

Read More


Middlebury College's Ambitious Energy2028 Plan

Middlebury College is a private liberal arts college, based in Vermont and known for its global reach and focus. In late January 2019, Middlebury announced an ambitious, whole-institution approach to combating climate change that includes sustainable, fossil fuel-free investing.

Read More


Student Conference for Corporate Responsibility - Reflect...

On April 13-14, 2019, The Intentional Endowments Network co-hosted The Student Conference for Corporate Responsibility with The Dwight Hall Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Fund at Yale University. This conference convened undergraduate and graduate students and faculty involved in running student-managed funds across the country, with the goal of broadening students' understanding of both sustainable finance and shareholder engagement.    This is not the first time students managers of the Dwight Hall SRI Fund at Yale Unversity have engaged in dialogue around shareholder engagement opportunities. They have been actively exercising their voices as shareholders since 2014, when the Yale Corporation Committee on Investor Responsibility announced that the Yale Endowment would adopt a special proxy voting directive for the issue of climate change. As a student-run...

Read More


IEN’s Roundtable at Total Impact Philadelphia Offers a Fr...

The recent Total Impact Philadelphia Conference brought together investors, educators, and community and economic development leaders. The event is part of a series of events produced by Good Capital Project which explores different ways in which asset owners and managers can drive regional impact through their investments.

Read More


Impact Update: Integrating ESG Factors into Endowment Inv...

Impact Update Intentionally Designed Endowments Making a Difference   July 2019: Integrating ESG Factors into Endowment Investing

Read More


Book Launch: Investing for Good by the Partners of Mobius...

I had the opportunity this week to attend the book launch of Invest for Good by Mark Mobius, Carlos von Hardenberg and Greg Konieczny at Bloomsbury Publishing in London.  The authors are partners of Mobius Capital, a new IEN member organization, and the book focuses on ESG investing in emerging markets. 

Read More


Takeaways from the Pro's: Panel Explores University of Ne...

This past May, the Intentional Endowments Network (IEN) co-presented An Introduction to The IEN Roadmap & How The University of New Hampshire Intentionally Invests at MIT Sloan School of Management. This event was presented in partnership by the Intentional Endowments Network with WISE (Women Investing for a Sustainable Economy), and hosted by the MIT Impact Investing Initiative.

Read More


Catching Up On Recent ESG Papers

Savvy Investor, a "knowledge network" for institutional investors, has compiled a wealth of resources for institutional investors and their advisors. We wanted to share this recent post, which points to Savvy Investor's top picks of recent white papers on environmental, social, and governance themes.

Read More


2019 Proxy Voting Season Kicks Off

Last week a team of experts launched the Proxy Preview 2019 guide, providing institutional investors with a key tool for shareholder engagement on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.

Read More


Book Launch: Investing for Good by the Partners of Mobius...

I had the opportunity this week to attend the book launch of Invest for Good by Mark Mobius, Carlos von Hardenberg and Greg Konieczny at Bloomsbury Publishing in London.  The authors are partners of Mobius Capital, a new IEN member organization, and the book focuses on ESG investing in emerging markets. 

Read More


CFA Institute Releases New Position on ESG Integration

In January 2019, the CFA Institute endorsed ESG integration in investment analysis. As noted in the position statement's release, "Key points in the new Statement include the duty of CFA charterholders to factor in all material information, including material ESG factors into investment analysis, unless contrary to client wishes. The Statement notes that such factoring is consistent with an investment manager’s fiduciary duty."

Read More


Catching Up On Recent ESG Papers

Savvy Investor, a "knowledge network" for institutional investors, has compiled a wealth of resources for institutional investors and their advisors. We wanted to share this recent post, which points to Savvy Investor's top picks of recent white papers on environmental, social, and governance themes.

Read More


IEN’s Roundtable at Total Impact Philadelphia Offers a Fr...

The recent Total Impact Philadelphia Conference brought together investors, educators, and community and economic development leaders. The event is part of a series of events produced by Good Capital Project which explores different ways in which asset owners and managers can drive regional impact through their investments.

Read More


Impact Update: Getting Oil, Gas, and Mining on Board with...

Impact Update Intentionally Designed Endowments Making a Difference   March 2019: Getting the Oil, Gas, and Mining Sector On Board with Climate Action

Read More


Impact Update: Integrating ESG Factors into Endowment Inv...

Impact Update Intentionally Designed Endowments Making a Difference   July 2019: Integrating ESG Factors into Endowment Investing

Read More


Middlebury College's Ambitious Energy2028 Plan

Middlebury College is a private liberal arts college, based in Vermont and known for its global reach and focus. In late January 2019, Middlebury announced an ambitious, whole-institution approach to combating climate change that includes sustainable, fossil fuel-free investing.

Read More


Student Conference for Corporate Responsibility - Reflect...

On April 13-14, 2019, The Intentional Endowments Network co-hosted The Student Conference for Corporate Responsibility with The Dwight Hall Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Fund at Yale University. This conference convened undergraduate and graduate students and faculty involved in running student-managed funds across the country, with the goal of broadening students' understanding of both sustainable finance and shareholder engagement.    This is not the first time students managers of the Dwight Hall SRI Fund at Yale Unversity have engaged in dialogue around shareholder engagement opportunities. They have been actively exercising their voices as shareholders since 2014, when the Yale Corporation Committee on Investor Responsibility announced that the Yale Endowment would adopt a special proxy voting directive for the issue of climate change. As a student-run...

Read More


Takeaways from the Pro's: Panel Explores University of Ne...

This past May, the Intentional Endowments Network (IEN) co-presented An Introduction to The IEN Roadmap & How The University of New Hampshire Intentionally Invests at MIT Sloan School of Management. This event was presented in partnership by the Intentional Endowments Network with WISE (Women Investing for a Sustainable Economy), and hosted by the MIT Impact Investing Initiative.

Read More


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