Intentional Endowments Network Builds Momentum

Last year, 77 Founding Members launched IEN’s membership program. Founding Members included: Arizona State University Foundation, Becker College, California State University, Calvert Investments, Carleton College, Hampshire College, Hanley Foundation, Lane Community College, Lewis & Clark College, Litterman Family Foundation, Middlebury College, Portland State University, San Francisco State University Foundation, UBS Asset Management, University of Maine and University of Massachusetts Foundation.

Through the membership program, IEN facilitates connections with experts and peers to support administrators and trustees in enhancing their institutions’ approach to sustainable investment and addressing stakeholders’ concerns. Some of the major accomplishments of the Network over the past year included:

  • Producing several guides and resources to facilitate knowledge exchange and peer to peer networking

  • Hosting multiple events, which included a total of seven interactive, action-oriented forums for senior decision makers with partners around the country. Recent keynote speakers includeformer Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, David Blood of Generation Management, Jeremy Coller of Coller Capital and the Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return (FAIRR) Initiative, Ira Ehrenpreis of DBL Partners, and Jagdeep Bachher, CIO of the University of California, Regents. 

Read more about IEN's membership program and Network accomplishments over the past year by reading the full press release here.