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Weekly News Round-Up: July 19, 2019

Did this week’s testimony on climate action in Atlanta by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms spark any ideas for what you’d like to learn, visit, and connect with colleagues about when we convene in Atlanta in February for the Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit? Share those ideas with us here! Save the date for our July 30th webinar, Integrating ESG Options into Higher Ed Retirement Plans, to learn about a new area of work developing within the network and the latest trends in retirement investing.  

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Weekly News Round-Up: July 12, 2019

This week we shared an Impact Update featuring three IEN member endowments and one firm who have recently taken concrete action to align their investments with their broader institutional goals. Please share with the network your own progress along the path to an intentionally designed endowment, and join us for a peer learning roundtable in Berkeley, CA on September 6 to map out your next steps! We also saw higher education institutions speaking out about the climate emergency this week. We expect 2020 to be a transformative year for higher ed leadership on climate and equity, and are eager to gather your advice and session proposals to shape our upcoming Summit on those topics.

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Weekly News Round-Up: July 3, 2019

Welcome to a rare mid-week edition of the news round-up!  Our team will be offline for the long weekend, but we wanted to leave you with a few items to browse through while stuck in holiday traffic or easing back into work on Friday or Monday. If you have a moment to brainstorm, please share your best ideas for shaping the 2020 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit agenda here, and/or submit specific session proposals through this form. 

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 28, 2019

This week a number of IEN members came together in San Francisco for Confluence Philanthropy’s 2nd Annual Advisors Forum and Climate Leadership Summit. Reach out to Kaede or Hannah on the IEN team to learn more about what trends and insights we discussed! On yesterday’s IEN webinar, we heard about the responsible investing journey of the University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation, discussed what ESG integration looks like in their portfolio, and heard how the principles and resources of PRI have played a role in advancing this work; a recording is available here. What follow-up questions does this discussion spark for you? Send them our way!

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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 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: June 28, 2019

This week a number of IEN members came together in San Francisco for Confluence Philanthropy’s 2nd Annual Advisors Forum and Climate Leadership Summit. Reach out to Kaede or Hannah on the IEN team to learn more about what trends and insights we discussed! On yesterday’s IEN webinar, we heard about the responsible investing journey of the University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation, discussed what ESG integration looks like in their portfolio, and heard how the principles and resources of PRI have played a role in advancing this work; a recording is available here. What follow-up questions does this discussion spark for you? Send them our way!

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: July 3, 2019

Welcome to a rare mid-week edition of the news round-up!  Our team will be offline for the long weekend, but we wanted to leave you with a few items to browse through while stuck in holiday traffic or easing back into work on Friday or Monday. If you have a moment to brainstorm, please share your best ideas for shaping the 2020 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit agenda here, and/or submit specific session proposals through this form. 

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: July 12, 2019

This week we shared an Impact Update featuring three IEN member endowments and one firm who have recently taken concrete action to align their investments with their broader institutional goals. Please share with the network your own progress along the path to an intentionally designed endowment, and join us for a peer learning roundtable in Berkeley, CA on September 6 to map out your next steps! We also saw higher education institutions speaking out about the climate emergency this week. We expect 2020 to be a transformative year for higher ed leadership on climate and equity, and are eager to gather your advice and session proposals to shape our upcoming Summit on those topics.

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: July 19, 2019

Did this week’s testimony on climate action in Atlanta by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms spark any ideas for what you’d like to learn, visit, and connect with colleagues about when we convene in Atlanta in February for the Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit? Share those ideas with us here! Save the date for our July 30th webinar, Integrating ESG Options into Higher Ed Retirement Plans, to learn about a new area of work developing within the network and the latest trends in retirement investing.  

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: July 12, 2019

This week we shared an Impact Update featuring three IEN member endowments and one firm who have recently taken concrete action to align their investments with their broader institutional goals. Please share with the network your own progress along the path to an intentionally designed endowment, and join us for a peer learning roundtable in Berkeley, CA on September 6 to map out your next steps! We also saw higher education institutions speaking out about the climate emergency this week. We expect 2020 to be a transformative year for higher ed leadership on climate and equity, and are eager to gather your advice and session proposals to shape our upcoming Summit on those topics.

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: July 19, 2019

Did this week’s testimony on climate action in Atlanta by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms spark any ideas for what you’d like to learn, visit, and connect with colleagues about when we convene in Atlanta in February for the Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit? Share those ideas with us here! Save the date for our July 30th webinar, Integrating ESG Options into Higher Ed Retirement Plans, to learn about a new area of work developing within the network and the latest trends in retirement investing.  

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: July 3, 2019

Welcome to a rare mid-week edition of the news round-up!  Our team will be offline for the long weekend, but we wanted to leave you with a few items to browse through while stuck in holiday traffic or easing back into work on Friday or Monday. If you have a moment to brainstorm, please share your best ideas for shaping the 2020 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit agenda here, and/or submit specific session proposals through this form. 

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 28, 2019

This week a number of IEN members came together in San Francisco for Confluence Philanthropy’s 2nd Annual Advisors Forum and Climate Leadership Summit. Reach out to Kaede or Hannah on the IEN team to learn more about what trends and insights we discussed! On yesterday’s IEN webinar, we heard about the responsible investing journey of the University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation, discussed what ESG integration looks like in their portfolio, and heard how the principles and resources of PRI have played a role in advancing this work; a recording is available here. What follow-up questions does this discussion spark for you? Send them our way!

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 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 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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