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Weekly News Round-Up: July 14th, 2017

Upcoming Events  Impact Capitalism Summit - Nantucket | Big Path Capital, July 19-20, 2017, Nantucket, MA  This Summit will focus on key factors that are changing the impact investing landscape. IEN will be partnering with Big Path, Ceres, and others to host a pre-Summit event focused on opportunities for investing in clean energy and climate solutions. PRI and Carbon Tracker Launch Events: 2 Degrees of Separation: Transition Risks for Oil & Gas in a Low-Carbon World   The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) invite investors for several launch events for a new research entitled: "2 degrees of separation: Transition risk for oil & gas in a low carbon world". The report is produced by the Carbon Tracker Initiative in partnership with Legal & General...

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Weekly News Round-Up: July 7th, 2017

New IEN Member Seamans Capital Management New Resources University of Winnipeg Responsible Investment Policy Upcoming Events   Webinar: First-time Fund Managers in Emerging Markets Bring a New Model to PE in Africa l Intentional Endowments Network, July 11th, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Speak to any capital provider and they will tell you the standard private equity model is not structurally sound for the African ecosystem – as evident by the too few deals, limited human capital to run portfolio companies, and constrained levers for liquidity events. So, can the Find-Fund-Support value chain be deconstructed to build a new model for investing in Africa? In this webinar, four first-time fund managers will discuss how they tweaked different elements across the Find, Fund and...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 30th, 2017

New Members University of Winnipeg The Sant Charitable Foundation Breckenridge Capital Advisors 3Sisters Sustainable Management, LLC New Reports   The Transformation of Growth: How Sustainable Capitalism Can Drive a New Economic Order l Generation Foundation   ESG Integration: Evaluating and Monitoring External Asset Manager Performance | Wespath Investment Management  Equity Strategy Focus Point ESG Part II: A Deeper Dive l Bank of America Colorado Impact Report: A Web of Place-Based Impact Investing and Community Wealth-Building Opportunities l Cornerstone Capital Upcoming Events   Webinar: First-time Fund Managers in Emerging Markets Bring a New Model to PE in Africa l Intentional Endowments Network, July 11th, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Speak to any capital provider and they will tell you the standard private equity model is not structurally sound...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 23rd, 2017

IEN in the News Cambridge Associates and the Intentional Endowments Network Outline a Blueprint for Action for Investors Wishing to Uphold Aims of Paris Climate Agreement and Implement Environmental Factors Into Portfolios l Market Wired Though the United States government is no longer supporting the Paris Climate Agreement, hundreds of American institutions -- including endowments and foundations -- have joined businesses, philanthropists, cities and states across the country in remaining committed to the international accord. Many institutions struggle to integrate environmental objectives and considerations (including ESG factors) into their investment portfolios, and the language of the Paris Agreement provides a good framework for moving forward.  IEN and Cambridge Associates have created related resources for institutions, "Considerations for ESG Policy Development" and "Paris...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 16th, 2017

New IEN Member University of Southern Maine Upcoming Events Webinar: Bringing the PRI Principles to Life: SASB as a Toolset l SASB and PRI, June 27th, 12:00 EDT There are now 1,700 PRI signatories, from over 50 countries, with assets approaching US$62 trillion, committed to incorporating ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making. This webinar will explore how SASB standards can help PRI signatories fulfill their commitments and adhere to the values that undergird the PRI principles. ESG in Infrastructure & Private Market Investing l UN PRI, June 29th, 2017, New York, NY Join the PRI at an event on ESG in Infrastructure & Private Market Investing on June 29th at The University Club of New York. The agenda includes a keynote speech on why LPs are increasingly...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 9th, 2017

New IEN Member Metro Partners Upcoming Events Breakfast Briefing: Environmental, Social & Governance Investing l Fund Intelligence, June 15, 2017, New York, NY The US Breakfast Briefing, a free to attend event, featuring a panel-led discussion and informal networking. Join for an in-depth discussion with representatives from foundations, endowments, and asset management firms on socially responsible investing. Webinar: Bringing the PRI Principles to Life: SASB as a Toolset l SASB and PRI, June 27th, 12:00 EDT There are now 1,700 PRI signatories, from over 50 countries, with assets approaching US$62 trillion, committed to incorporating ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making. This webinar will explore how SASB standards can help PRI signatories fulfill their commitments and adhere to the values that undergird the PRI principles. Impact Capitalism...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 2nd, 2017

New IEN Members The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF) Warren Wilson College BlackRock (updated profile page) Jbara and Rogers Financial Management Group at Morgan Stanley   Opportunities for Action   Grand Coalition Statement on Paris Agreement l Second Nature The Administration announced that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. It is clear that higher education, in alignment with a grand coalition of other vital sectors of the US economy, must continue to lead the nation’s climate actions. Join mayors, governors, and business leaders in demonstrating our national commitment to the principles and targets of the Paris Agreement. This joint statement is the first time that these sectors have joined together publicly in a strong show of support for climate action that is so vital...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 26th, 2017

Upcoming Events   Impact Capitalism Summit - Nantucket | Big Path Capital, July 19-20, 2017, Nantucket, MA  This Summit will focus on key factors that are changing the impact investing landscape. IEN will be partnering with Big Path, Ceres, and others to host a pre-Summit event focused on opportunities for investing in clean energy and climate solutions. Webinar: Sustainable Agriculture Investing l Intentional Endowments Network, May 31st, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Sada Geuss will present on Trillium’s recently released White Paper on Sustainable Agriculture. Other panelists -- Maria Lettini of FAIRR, Don Wiviott of Sustainable Farm Partners, and David Miller of Iroquois Valley Farms -- will explore various aspects of risks and opportunities associated with agriculture investments.   Webinar: Make a Clean Break: Your Guide to Fossil Fuel Free...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 19th, 2017

Upcoming Events Impact Investing Program: Driving Social Purpose Through Measurable Investment Returns l Skytop Strategies, May 24, 2017, Washington D.C. This full day program will deliberate on best practices in impact investing, and how they generate measurable social, environmental and economic results through bridging the gap between purpose and profit. Georges Dyer will be speaking on a panel titled "The Power of the SDG: How It Might Align Performance and Scale Risk Control." Webinar: Sustainable Agriculture Investing l Intentional Endowments Network, May 31st, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Sada Geuss, an Investment Manager from Trillium Asset Management, will present on Trillium’s recently released White Paper on Sustainable Agriculture. Maria Lettini, Director of the Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) Initiative, will focus on the...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 12th, 2017

Upcoming Events   GPP Webinar: Innovative Financing Options & the University Solar Deployment Process l Green Power Partnership, May 17th, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Experts from the University of Utah and the University of South Florida will discuss different financing options such as student fees, green revolving funds, endowment funding, stakeholder donations, and unique alumni and community arrangements. Impact Investing Program: Driving Social Purpose Through Measurable Investment Returns l Skytop Strategies, May 24, 2017, Washington D.C. This full day program will deliberate on best practices in impact investing, and how they generate measurable social, environmental and economic results through bridging the gap between purpose and profit. Georges Dyer will be speaking on a panel titled "The Power of the SDG: How It Might Align...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 12th, 2017

Upcoming Events   GPP Webinar: Innovative Financing Options & the University Solar Deployment Process l Green Power Partnership, May 17th, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Experts from the University of Utah and the University of South Florida will discuss different financing options such as student fees, green revolving funds, endowment funding, stakeholder donations, and unique alumni and community arrangements. Impact Investing Program: Driving Social Purpose Through Measurable Investment Returns l Skytop Strategies, May 24, 2017, Washington D.C. This full day program will deliberate on best practices in impact investing, and how they generate measurable social, environmental and economic results through bridging the gap between purpose and profit. Georges Dyer will be speaking on a panel titled "The Power of the SDG: How It Might Align...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 19th, 2017

Upcoming Events Impact Investing Program: Driving Social Purpose Through Measurable Investment Returns l Skytop Strategies, May 24, 2017, Washington D.C. This full day program will deliberate on best practices in impact investing, and how they generate measurable social, environmental and economic results through bridging the gap between purpose and profit. Georges Dyer will be speaking on a panel titled "The Power of the SDG: How It Might Align Performance and Scale Risk Control." Webinar: Sustainable Agriculture Investing l Intentional Endowments Network, May 31st, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Sada Geuss, an Investment Manager from Trillium Asset Management, will present on Trillium’s recently released White Paper on Sustainable Agriculture. Maria Lettini, Director of the Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) Initiative, will focus on the...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 26th, 2017

Upcoming Events   Impact Capitalism Summit - Nantucket | Big Path Capital, July 19-20, 2017, Nantucket, MA  This Summit will focus on key factors that are changing the impact investing landscape. IEN will be partnering with Big Path, Ceres, and others to host a pre-Summit event focused on opportunities for investing in clean energy and climate solutions. Webinar: Sustainable Agriculture Investing l Intentional Endowments Network, May 31st, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Sada Geuss will present on Trillium’s recently released White Paper on Sustainable Agriculture. Other panelists -- Maria Lettini of FAIRR, Don Wiviott of Sustainable Farm Partners, and David Miller of Iroquois Valley Farms -- will explore various aspects of risks and opportunities associated with agriculture investments.   Webinar: Make a Clean Break: Your Guide to Fossil Fuel Free...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 2nd, 2017

New IEN Members The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF) Warren Wilson College BlackRock (updated profile page) Jbara and Rogers Financial Management Group at Morgan Stanley   Opportunities for Action   Grand Coalition Statement on Paris Agreement l Second Nature The Administration announced that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. It is clear that higher education, in alignment with a grand coalition of other vital sectors of the US economy, must continue to lead the nation’s climate actions. Join mayors, governors, and business leaders in demonstrating our national commitment to the principles and targets of the Paris Agreement. This joint statement is the first time that these sectors have joined together publicly in a strong show of support for climate action that is so vital...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 9th, 2017

New IEN Member Metro Partners Upcoming Events Breakfast Briefing: Environmental, Social & Governance Investing l Fund Intelligence, June 15, 2017, New York, NY The US Breakfast Briefing, a free to attend event, featuring a panel-led discussion and informal networking. Join for an in-depth discussion with representatives from foundations, endowments, and asset management firms on socially responsible investing. Webinar: Bringing the PRI Principles to Life: SASB as a Toolset l SASB and PRI, June 27th, 12:00 EDT There are now 1,700 PRI signatories, from over 50 countries, with assets approaching US$62 trillion, committed to incorporating ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making. This webinar will explore how SASB standards can help PRI signatories fulfill their commitments and adhere to the values that undergird the PRI principles. Impact Capitalism...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 16th, 2017

New IEN Member University of Southern Maine Upcoming Events Webinar: Bringing the PRI Principles to Life: SASB as a Toolset l SASB and PRI, June 27th, 12:00 EDT There are now 1,700 PRI signatories, from over 50 countries, with assets approaching US$62 trillion, committed to incorporating ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making. This webinar will explore how SASB standards can help PRI signatories fulfill their commitments and adhere to the values that undergird the PRI principles. ESG in Infrastructure & Private Market Investing l UN PRI, June 29th, 2017, New York, NY Join the PRI at an event on ESG in Infrastructure & Private Market Investing on June 29th at The University Club of New York. The agenda includes a keynote speech on why LPs are increasingly...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 23rd, 2017

IEN in the News Cambridge Associates and the Intentional Endowments Network Outline a Blueprint for Action for Investors Wishing to Uphold Aims of Paris Climate Agreement and Implement Environmental Factors Into Portfolios l Market Wired Though the United States government is no longer supporting the Paris Climate Agreement, hundreds of American institutions -- including endowments and foundations -- have joined businesses, philanthropists, cities and states across the country in remaining committed to the international accord. Many institutions struggle to integrate environmental objectives and considerations (including ESG factors) into their investment portfolios, and the language of the Paris Agreement provides a good framework for moving forward.  IEN and Cambridge Associates have created related resources for institutions, "Considerations for ESG Policy Development" and "Paris...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 30th, 2017

New Members University of Winnipeg The Sant Charitable Foundation Breckenridge Capital Advisors 3Sisters Sustainable Management, LLC New Reports   The Transformation of Growth: How Sustainable Capitalism Can Drive a New Economic Order l Generation Foundation   ESG Integration: Evaluating and Monitoring External Asset Manager Performance | Wespath Investment Management  Equity Strategy Focus Point ESG Part II: A Deeper Dive l Bank of America Colorado Impact Report: A Web of Place-Based Impact Investing and Community Wealth-Building Opportunities l Cornerstone Capital Upcoming Events   Webinar: First-time Fund Managers in Emerging Markets Bring a New Model to PE in Africa l Intentional Endowments Network, July 11th, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Speak to any capital provider and they will tell you the standard private equity model is not structurally sound...

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Weekly News Round-Up: July 7th, 2017

New IEN Member Seamans Capital Management New Resources University of Winnipeg Responsible Investment Policy Upcoming Events   Webinar: First-time Fund Managers in Emerging Markets Bring a New Model to PE in Africa l Intentional Endowments Network, July 11th, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Speak to any capital provider and they will tell you the standard private equity model is not structurally sound for the African ecosystem – as evident by the too few deals, limited human capital to run portfolio companies, and constrained levers for liquidity events. So, can the Find-Fund-Support value chain be deconstructed to build a new model for investing in Africa? In this webinar, four first-time fund managers will discuss how they tweaked different elements across the Find, Fund and...

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Weekly News Round-Up: July 14th, 2017

Upcoming Events  Impact Capitalism Summit - Nantucket | Big Path Capital, July 19-20, 2017, Nantucket, MA  This Summit will focus on key factors that are changing the impact investing landscape. IEN will be partnering with Big Path, Ceres, and others to host a pre-Summit event focused on opportunities for investing in clean energy and climate solutions. PRI and Carbon Tracker Launch Events: 2 Degrees of Separation: Transition Risks for Oil & Gas in a Low-Carbon World   The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) invite investors for several launch events for a new research entitled: "2 degrees of separation: Transition risk for oil & gas in a low carbon world". The report is produced by the Carbon Tracker Initiative in partnership with Legal & General...

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Weekly News Round-Up: July 14th, 2017

Upcoming Events  Impact Capitalism Summit - Nantucket | Big Path Capital, July 19-20, 2017, Nantucket, MA  This Summit will focus on key factors that are changing the impact investing landscape. IEN will be partnering with Big Path, Ceres, and others to host a pre-Summit event focused on opportunities for investing in clean energy and climate solutions. PRI and Carbon Tracker Launch Events: 2 Degrees of Separation: Transition Risks for Oil & Gas in a Low-Carbon World   The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) invite investors for several launch events for a new research entitled: "2 degrees of separation: Transition risk for oil & gas in a low carbon world". The report is produced by the Carbon Tracker Initiative in partnership with Legal & General...

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: July 7th, 2017

New IEN Member Seamans Capital Management New Resources University of Winnipeg Responsible Investment Policy Upcoming Events   Webinar: First-time Fund Managers in Emerging Markets Bring a New Model to PE in Africa l Intentional Endowments Network, July 11th, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Speak to any capital provider and they will tell you the standard private equity model is not structurally sound for the African ecosystem – as evident by the too few deals, limited human capital to run portfolio companies, and constrained levers for liquidity events. So, can the Find-Fund-Support value chain be deconstructed to build a new model for investing in Africa? In this webinar, four first-time fund managers will discuss how they tweaked different elements across the Find, Fund and...

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: June 16th, 2017

New IEN Member University of Southern Maine Upcoming Events Webinar: Bringing the PRI Principles to Life: SASB as a Toolset l SASB and PRI, June 27th, 12:00 EDT There are now 1,700 PRI signatories, from over 50 countries, with assets approaching US$62 trillion, committed to incorporating ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making. This webinar will explore how SASB standards can help PRI signatories fulfill their commitments and adhere to the values that undergird the PRI principles. ESG in Infrastructure & Private Market Investing l UN PRI, June 29th, 2017, New York, NY Join the PRI at an event on ESG in Infrastructure & Private Market Investing on June 29th at The University Club of New York. The agenda includes a keynote speech on why LPs are increasingly...

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: June 23rd, 2017

IEN in the News Cambridge Associates and the Intentional Endowments Network Outline a Blueprint for Action for Investors Wishing to Uphold Aims of Paris Climate Agreement and Implement Environmental Factors Into Portfolios l Market Wired Though the United States government is no longer supporting the Paris Climate Agreement, hundreds of American institutions -- including endowments and foundations -- have joined businesses, philanthropists, cities and states across the country in remaining committed to the international accord. Many institutions struggle to integrate environmental objectives and considerations (including ESG factors) into their investment portfolios, and the language of the Paris Agreement provides a good framework for moving forward.  IEN and Cambridge Associates have created related resources for institutions, "Considerations for ESG Policy Development" and "Paris...

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: June 2nd, 2017

New IEN Members The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF) Warren Wilson College BlackRock (updated profile page) Jbara and Rogers Financial Management Group at Morgan Stanley   Opportunities for Action   Grand Coalition Statement on Paris Agreement l Second Nature The Administration announced that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. It is clear that higher education, in alignment with a grand coalition of other vital sectors of the US economy, must continue to lead the nation’s climate actions. Join mayors, governors, and business leaders in demonstrating our national commitment to the principles and targets of the Paris Agreement. This joint statement is the first time that these sectors have joined together publicly in a strong show of support for climate action that is so vital...

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: June 30th, 2017

New Members University of Winnipeg The Sant Charitable Foundation Breckenridge Capital Advisors 3Sisters Sustainable Management, LLC New Reports   The Transformation of Growth: How Sustainable Capitalism Can Drive a New Economic Order l Generation Foundation   ESG Integration: Evaluating and Monitoring External Asset Manager Performance | Wespath Investment Management  Equity Strategy Focus Point ESG Part II: A Deeper Dive l Bank of America Colorado Impact Report: A Web of Place-Based Impact Investing and Community Wealth-Building Opportunities l Cornerstone Capital Upcoming Events   Webinar: First-time Fund Managers in Emerging Markets Bring a New Model to PE in Africa l Intentional Endowments Network, July 11th, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Speak to any capital provider and they will tell you the standard private equity model is not structurally sound...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 9th, 2017

New IEN Member Metro Partners Upcoming Events Breakfast Briefing: Environmental, Social & Governance Investing l Fund Intelligence, June 15, 2017, New York, NY The US Breakfast Briefing, a free to attend event, featuring a panel-led discussion and informal networking. Join for an in-depth discussion with representatives from foundations, endowments, and asset management firms on socially responsible investing. Webinar: Bringing the PRI Principles to Life: SASB as a Toolset l SASB and PRI, June 27th, 12:00 EDT There are now 1,700 PRI signatories, from over 50 countries, with assets approaching US$62 trillion, committed to incorporating ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making. This webinar will explore how SASB standards can help PRI signatories fulfill their commitments and adhere to the values that undergird the PRI principles. Impact Capitalism...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 12th, 2017

Upcoming Events   GPP Webinar: Innovative Financing Options & the University Solar Deployment Process l Green Power Partnership, May 17th, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Experts from the University of Utah and the University of South Florida will discuss different financing options such as student fees, green revolving funds, endowment funding, stakeholder donations, and unique alumni and community arrangements. Impact Investing Program: Driving Social Purpose Through Measurable Investment Returns l Skytop Strategies, May 24, 2017, Washington D.C. This full day program will deliberate on best practices in impact investing, and how they generate measurable social, environmental and economic results through bridging the gap between purpose and profit. Georges Dyer will be speaking on a panel titled "The Power of the SDG: How It Might Align...

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: May 19th, 2017

Upcoming Events Impact Investing Program: Driving Social Purpose Through Measurable Investment Returns l Skytop Strategies, May 24, 2017, Washington D.C. This full day program will deliberate on best practices in impact investing, and how they generate measurable social, environmental and economic results through bridging the gap between purpose and profit. Georges Dyer will be speaking on a panel titled "The Power of the SDG: How It Might Align Performance and Scale Risk Control." Webinar: Sustainable Agriculture Investing l Intentional Endowments Network, May 31st, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Sada Geuss, an Investment Manager from Trillium Asset Management, will present on Trillium’s recently released White Paper on Sustainable Agriculture. Maria Lettini, Director of the Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) Initiative, will focus on the...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 26th, 2017

Upcoming Events   Impact Capitalism Summit - Nantucket | Big Path Capital, July 19-20, 2017, Nantucket, MA  This Summit will focus on key factors that are changing the impact investing landscape. IEN will be partnering with Big Path, Ceres, and others to host a pre-Summit event focused on opportunities for investing in clean energy and climate solutions. Webinar: Sustainable Agriculture Investing l Intentional Endowments Network, May 31st, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT Sada Geuss will present on Trillium’s recently released White Paper on Sustainable Agriculture. Other panelists -- Maria Lettini of FAIRR, Don Wiviott of Sustainable Farm Partners, and David Miller of Iroquois Valley Farms -- will explore various aspects of risks and opportunities associated with agriculture investments.   Webinar: Make a Clean Break: Your Guide to Fossil Fuel Free...

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