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Weekly News Round-Up: June 21, 2019

This week’s round-up contains several powerful pieces making the case for leadership by higher education, arts endowments, foundations, and investment firms on sustainable investing and carbon neutrality - as well as a hot-off-the-presses announcement that IEN member UNC Asheville is showing that leadership by beginning to invest roughly 10% of its endowment using ESG criteria, working with another IEN member, Walden Asset Management. Please join us next week to hear more about the path to responsible investing and working in coalition, in our webinar with the University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation and PRI.

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 14, 2019

This week we are asking for input on designing the 2020 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit through this brief 6-question survey. To get a sense of recent IEN conversations on which the Summit can build, take a look at our recap of IEN's recent roundtable at the Total Impact Philadelphia conference or watch our recent webinars. Another opportunity for action this week: consider signing on to the Universities and Colleges for the Climate Summit statement.

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 7, 2019

This week the News Round-Up has a new feature! Going forward, we will begin recognizing renewing members more regularly along with listing new members. To kick off this new section of the weekly round-up, this week we're featuring IEN members who renewed in the first quarter of 2019.

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 31, 2019

This has been a short week after observing Memorial Day on Monday, but the IEN team has been busy welcoming interns for the summer and supporting members to share lessons and resources across the network. If you missed yesterday’s discussion on “Building a Just Transition - Investing in Infrastructure that Supports People and Planet,” you can watch the webinar recording here.

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 24, 2019

As graduation season continues, commencement speakers across the country have been calling on students to envision and build a better future; one made headlines this week with a direct investment in the students he addressed. Join us on Thursday, May 30th for a discussion of how endowment investing can achieve environmental and social impact alongside returns, and let us know which other topics you’d like to explore in future webinars and events!

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 17, 2019

If you missed this week’s IEN webinar, you can watch the recording here to learn about a new framework for linking business practices to long-term sustainability goals, the Future-Fit Business Benchmark. And join us on May 30 at 1pm EDT for our next peer learning webinar, Building a Just Transition - Investing in Infrastructure that Supports People and Planet, which will feature the experiences of IEN members Sierra Club Foundation and Greenbacker Capital. Also coming soon: the IEN Member Directory!  We will be releasing a contact directory for IEN members on Friday, June 21st. As a network, we are built on a foundation of trust. The directory will be made available only to Network members and is not intended for mass emailing or...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 10, 2019

Last night IEN members in the Boston area gathered to learn about the University of New Hampshire’s process of building an intentionally designed endowment, and to strengthen our network with some face-to-face conversation. Other opportunities to get together with peers working at the intersections of higher ed, finance, and sustainability include: Join a virtual discussion in next week’s webinar on “Future-Fit Investment Strategies,” May 14th at 11am EDT. Registration is now open for IEN’s Community Impact Investing Roundtable in Berkeley, CA on September 6th! Click here to register. IEN member organizations can also access discounted registration rates for key events throughout the year. Currently there is member pricing available for Confluence Philanthropy’s 2nd Annual Advisors Forum / Climate Solutions Summit...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 3, 2019

This week a group of IEN members gathered in Philadelphia for a vibrant discussion and action-planning roundtable, using our network’s Intentionally Designed Endowment Roadmap as a guide. For those in Boston, please join us for our next face-to-face conversation anchored by the Roadmap, a networking event May 9 presented in partnership with the WISE-Boston (Women Investing for a Sustainable Economy) Group, and hosted by the MIT Impact Investing Initiative at MIT Sloan School of Management. Our next educational webinar will take place on May 14 at 11am EDT, discussing the Future-Fit Business Benchmark - keep an eye out early next week for more details and registration!

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 26, 2019

This week started with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which many colleges and universities used as an opportunity to celebrate their action on climate and environmental sustainability. New IEN member Colgate University and the University of San Francisco both announced they had met carbon-neutrality goals ahead of schedule. IEN's Spring Newsletter also featured the story of Middlebury College's Energy2028 plan, which addresses sustainability holistically, including the role of the endowment, and an exclusive Q&A article on making an ESG impact through public fixed-income strategies.

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 19, 2019

Please find this week's news round-up below.

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 19, 2019

Please find this week's news round-up below.

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 26, 2019

This week started with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which many colleges and universities used as an opportunity to celebrate their action on climate and environmental sustainability. New IEN member Colgate University and the University of San Francisco both announced they had met carbon-neutrality goals ahead of schedule. IEN's Spring Newsletter also featured the story of Middlebury College's Energy2028 plan, which addresses sustainability holistically, including the role of the endowment, and an exclusive Q&A article on making an ESG impact through public fixed-income strategies.

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: May 3, 2019

This week a group of IEN members gathered in Philadelphia for a vibrant discussion and action-planning roundtable, using our network’s Intentionally Designed Endowment Roadmap as a guide. For those in Boston, please join us for our next face-to-face conversation anchored by the Roadmap, a networking event May 9 presented in partnership with the WISE-Boston (Women Investing for a Sustainable Economy) Group, and hosted by the MIT Impact Investing Initiative at MIT Sloan School of Management. Our next educational webinar will take place on May 14 at 11am EDT, discussing the Future-Fit Business Benchmark - keep an eye out early next week for more details and registration!

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 10, 2019

Last night IEN members in the Boston area gathered to learn about the University of New Hampshire’s process of building an intentionally designed endowment, and to strengthen our network with some face-to-face conversation. Other opportunities to get together with peers working at the intersections of higher ed, finance, and sustainability include: Join a virtual discussion in next week’s webinar on “Future-Fit Investment Strategies,” May 14th at 11am EDT. Registration is now open for IEN’s Community Impact Investing Roundtable in Berkeley, CA on September 6th! Click here to register. IEN member organizations can also access discounted registration rates for key events throughout the year. Currently there is member pricing available for Confluence Philanthropy’s 2nd Annual Advisors Forum / Climate Solutions Summit...

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: May 17, 2019

If you missed this week’s IEN webinar, you can watch the recording here to learn about a new framework for linking business practices to long-term sustainability goals, the Future-Fit Business Benchmark. And join us on May 30 at 1pm EDT for our next peer learning webinar, Building a Just Transition - Investing in Infrastructure that Supports People and Planet, which will feature the experiences of IEN members Sierra Club Foundation and Greenbacker Capital. Also coming soon: the IEN Member Directory!  We will be releasing a contact directory for IEN members on Friday, June 21st. As a network, we are built on a foundation of trust. The directory will be made available only to Network members and is not intended for mass emailing or...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 24, 2019

As graduation season continues, commencement speakers across the country have been calling on students to envision and build a better future; one made headlines this week with a direct investment in the students he addressed. Join us on Thursday, May 30th for a discussion of how endowment investing can achieve environmental and social impact alongside returns, and let us know which other topics you’d like to explore in future webinars and events!

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: May 31, 2019

This has been a short week after observing Memorial Day on Monday, but the IEN team has been busy welcoming interns for the summer and supporting members to share lessons and resources across the network. If you missed yesterday’s discussion on “Building a Just Transition - Investing in Infrastructure that Supports People and Planet,” you can watch the webinar recording here.

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: June 7, 2019

This week the News Round-Up has a new feature! Going forward, we will begin recognizing renewing members more regularly along with listing new members. To kick off this new section of the weekly round-up, this week we're featuring IEN members who renewed in the first quarter of 2019.

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: June 14, 2019

This week we are asking for input on designing the 2020 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit through this brief 6-question survey. To get a sense of recent IEN conversations on which the Summit can build, take a look at our recap of IEN's recent roundtable at the Total Impact Philadelphia conference or watch our recent webinars. Another opportunity for action this week: consider signing on to the Universities and Colleges for the Climate Summit statement.

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: June 21, 2019

This week’s round-up contains several powerful pieces making the case for leadership by higher education, arts endowments, foundations, and investment firms on sustainable investing and carbon neutrality - as well as a hot-off-the-presses announcement that IEN member UNC Asheville is showing that leadership by beginning to invest roughly 10% of its endowment using ESG criteria, working with another IEN member, Walden Asset Management. Please join us next week to hear more about the path to responsible investing and working in coalition, in our webinar with the University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation and PRI.

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: April 19, 2019

Please find this week's news round-up below.

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 26, 2019

This week started with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which many colleges and universities used as an opportunity to celebrate their action on climate and environmental sustainability. New IEN member Colgate University and the University of San Francisco both announced they had met carbon-neutrality goals ahead of schedule. IEN's Spring Newsletter also featured the story of Middlebury College's Energy2028 plan, which addresses sustainability holistically, including the role of the endowment, and an exclusive Q&A article on making an ESG impact through public fixed-income strategies.

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: June 14, 2019

This week we are asking for input on designing the 2020 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit through this brief 6-question survey. To get a sense of recent IEN conversations on which the Summit can build, take a look at our recap of IEN's recent roundtable at the Total Impact Philadelphia conference or watch our recent webinars. Another opportunity for action this week: consider signing on to the Universities and Colleges for the Climate Summit statement.

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: June 21, 2019

This week’s round-up contains several powerful pieces making the case for leadership by higher education, arts endowments, foundations, and investment firms on sustainable investing and carbon neutrality - as well as a hot-off-the-presses announcement that IEN member UNC Asheville is showing that leadership by beginning to invest roughly 10% of its endowment using ESG criteria, working with another IEN member, Walden Asset Management. Please join us next week to hear more about the path to responsible investing and working in coalition, in our webinar with the University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation and PRI.

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: June 7, 2019

This week the News Round-Up has a new feature! Going forward, we will begin recognizing renewing members more regularly along with listing new members. To kick off this new section of the weekly round-up, this week we're featuring IEN members who renewed in the first quarter of 2019.

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: May 10, 2019

Last night IEN members in the Boston area gathered to learn about the University of New Hampshire’s process of building an intentionally designed endowment, and to strengthen our network with some face-to-face conversation. Other opportunities to get together with peers working at the intersections of higher ed, finance, and sustainability include: Join a virtual discussion in next week’s webinar on “Future-Fit Investment Strategies,” May 14th at 11am EDT. Registration is now open for IEN’s Community Impact Investing Roundtable in Berkeley, CA on September 6th! Click here to register. IEN member organizations can also access discounted registration rates for key events throughout the year. Currently there is member pricing available for Confluence Philanthropy’s 2nd Annual Advisors Forum / Climate Solutions Summit...

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: May 17, 2019

If you missed this week’s IEN webinar, you can watch the recording here to learn about a new framework for linking business practices to long-term sustainability goals, the Future-Fit Business Benchmark. And join us on May 30 at 1pm EDT for our next peer learning webinar, Building a Just Transition - Investing in Infrastructure that Supports People and Planet, which will feature the experiences of IEN members Sierra Club Foundation and Greenbacker Capital. Also coming soon: the IEN Member Directory!  We will be releasing a contact directory for IEN members on Friday, June 21st. As a network, we are built on a foundation of trust. The directory will be made available only to Network members and is not intended for mass emailing or...

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: May 24, 2019

As graduation season continues, commencement speakers across the country have been calling on students to envision and build a better future; one made headlines this week with a direct investment in the students he addressed. Join us on Thursday, May 30th for a discussion of how endowment investing can achieve environmental and social impact alongside returns, and let us know which other topics you’d like to explore in future webinars and events!

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: May 3, 2019

This week a group of IEN members gathered in Philadelphia for a vibrant discussion and action-planning roundtable, using our network’s Intentionally Designed Endowment Roadmap as a guide. For those in Boston, please join us for our next face-to-face conversation anchored by the Roadmap, a networking event May 9 presented in partnership with the WISE-Boston (Women Investing for a Sustainable Economy) Group, and hosted by the MIT Impact Investing Initiative at MIT Sloan School of Management. Our next educational webinar will take place on May 14 at 11am EDT, discussing the Future-Fit Business Benchmark - keep an eye out early next week for more details and registration!

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: May 31, 2019

This has been a short week after observing Memorial Day on Monday, but the IEN team has been busy welcoming interns for the summer and supporting members to share lessons and resources across the network. If you missed yesterday’s discussion on “Building a Just Transition - Investing in Infrastructure that Supports People and Planet,” you can watch the webinar recording here.

Read More


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