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IEN Resources

Gender Lens Investing: A Primer for College and University Endowments l Intentional Endowments Network, March 2019

Gender Lens Investing Landscape: Barriers & Opportunities l Q&A Coordinated by The Intentional Endowments Network, July 2018

Webinar: Gender Lens Investing: The Business Case, Opportunities, and Action | Intentional Endowments Network, February 2017

Webinar: Incorporating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Factors in the Investment Process

A high level overview on how investors can incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) factors at various levels of the investment process. Panelists introduced the basics of DEI, why DEI consideration is important, and the various ways an institutional investor can consider DEI issues. 


  • Anthony Rust, Chair of the Investment Committee, Warren Wilson College; Impact Fund Manager, BEI Business Equity Fund
  • Justin Wilson, Director, Diverse Asset Managers Initiative
  • Julianne Zimmerman, Managing Director, Reinventure Capital

Other News and Resources

Diversifying Capital: Betting On Women And Investors Of Color (Forbes), July 2019
The global need to address access to capital inequities is greater than ever and it lies with putting women and investors of color at the forefront. When the venture capitalist calling the shots start to diversify, so will the capital commitments to founders of color who are shifting the paradigm and building economically solvent companie

Modest Improvement' Seen for Industry on Greater Diversity Effort  (Pensions & Investments), July2019
The venture capital industry is by no means diverse, but more firms are implementing strategies to hire and retain women and minority investment executives, the second edition of the National Venture Capital Association-Deloitte Human Capital Survey shows.


Gender Lens: Bending the Arc of Finance for Women and Girls | Veris Wealth Partners, 2018

Investment Manager Diversification Policies

Los Angeles Fire & Police Pension Plan -  Emerging Managers Policy - October 2014

The Chicago Community Trust Statement of Investment Policy - 2018, Full Investment Policy Statement that includes Investment Management Diversification Policy


Sources for Diverse Asset Managers

ABFE’s Directory of Minority and Women-Owned Investment Manager Firms - 2nd Quarter 2016

Gender Equality Funds l As You Sow

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