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Weekly News Round-Up: September 6, 2019

This week, rested from honoring the Labor Day holiday, network members and peers are gathering for our ESG & Community Impact Investing Roundtable at the University of California Berkeley. Stay tuned for high-level observations coming out of that event, and ask your colleagues in attendance about action items we can take forward together! If you missed this week’s webinar looking at the evolution of ESG and impact investing as well as the IFC’s new Operating Principles for Impact Management, you can watch the recording here.

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Weekly News Round-Up: August 30, 2019

Ahead of the Labor Day weekend, we are putting the finishing touches on the agenda for our September 6th IEN Roundtable on ESG and Community Impact Investing - and there is still time to join the conversation!  We also look forward to connecting as a network after the holiday weekend for our September 4th webinar exploring the new Operating Principles for Impact Management. We’re also thrilled to announce that registration is now open for our 2020 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit! Visit the updated event site to register your team, meet our announced keynote speakers, and learn more about partnership opportunities. The call for session proposals remains open until September 30, and we are continuing to shape the dedicated Intentionally Designed Endowment...

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Weekly News Round-Up: August 23, 2019

This week the Amazon rainforest is burning and we observed Equal Pay Day for black women in the U.S. We’re all feeling the urgency - including leading CEOs, who revised the Business Roundtable statement of principles this week to recognize their role in creating “an economy that allows each person to succeed through hard work and creativity and to lead a life of meaning and dignity.” Join two upcoming peer conversations about how investors can act on climate and inequality: our webinar September 4th on the new Operating Principles for Impact Investing and our ESG & Community Impact Investing Roundtable on September 6th!

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Weekly News Round-Up: August 16, 2019

Earlier this week, IEN members engaged in a Community Online Conversation about the OCIO endowment management model. The conversation was facilitated by Ball State Chief Investment Officer Tom Heck. The conversation brought out insights on developing effective partnerships between providers and client institutions, challenges with impact measurement, as well as evaluation criteria for hiring investment consultants with deep expertise in mission-aligned investing. Consider joining our next webinar (open to members and non-members) on Wednesday, September 4th, Beyond ESG, Towards Impact & the SDGs. We’ll discuss the new Operating Principles for Impact Investing with the International Finance Corporation's Chief Thought Leadership Officer and explore how endowments are defining and managing impact. Two days later on September 6, we’ll be spending the...

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Weekly News Round-Up: August 9, 2019

We’re one month away from the next opportunity to join endowment investing peers for a dynamic IEN roundtable event, and are excited to announce we’ll be joined by keynote speaker Kat Taylor, the Co-Founder and CEO of Beneficial State Bank. Learn more about the event and register here, and consider partnering with the network as an event sponsor. In the meantime, join us next Wednesday for an IEN Member-only conversation focused on the OCIO Model - more details below!

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Weekly News Round-Up: August 2, 2019

This week we passed “Earth Overshoot Day,” symbolically marking the date that we’ve already used up all of the natural resources our ecosystem can regenerate this year. But this week’s round-up is filled with stories of investors and companies trying to put us back in balance - including the Low Income Investment Fund, who will share their experience at IEN's ESG & Community Impact Investing Roundtable on September 6 (it's not too late to register!). If you’re interested in how your own retirement funds could help accelerate a shift to sustainability, take a look at the slides and recording of this week’s IEN webinar on "Integrating ESG Options into Higher Ed Retirement Plans." IEN members interested in joining a working group...

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Weekly News Round-Up: July 26, 2019

This week, CBS News provides fodder for turning small talk about the weather into a discussion of sustainable investing with its story connecting this summer’s heat waves and the risks climate change poses to the U.S. economy. There's still time to register 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 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: 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 26, 2019

This week, CBS News provides fodder for turning small talk about the weather into a discussion of sustainable investing with its story connecting this summer’s heat waves and the risks climate change poses to the U.S. economy. There's still time to register 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: August 2, 2019

This week we passed “Earth Overshoot Day,” symbolically marking the date that we’ve already used up all of the natural resources our ecosystem can regenerate this year. But this week’s round-up is filled with stories of investors and companies trying to put us back in balance - including the Low Income Investment Fund, who will share their experience at IEN's ESG & Community Impact Investing Roundtable on September 6 (it's not too late to register!). If you’re interested in how your own retirement funds could help accelerate a shift to sustainability, take a look at the slides and recording of this week’s IEN webinar on "Integrating ESG Options into Higher Ed Retirement Plans." IEN members interested in joining a working group...

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: August 9, 2019

We’re one month away from the next opportunity to join endowment investing peers for a dynamic IEN roundtable event, and are excited to announce we’ll be joined by keynote speaker Kat Taylor, the Co-Founder and CEO of Beneficial State Bank. Learn more about the event and register here, and consider partnering with the network as an event sponsor. In the meantime, join us next Wednesday for an IEN Member-only conversation focused on the OCIO Model - more details below!

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: August 16, 2019

Earlier this week, IEN members engaged in a Community Online Conversation about the OCIO endowment management model. The conversation was facilitated by Ball State Chief Investment Officer Tom Heck. The conversation brought out insights on developing effective partnerships between providers and client institutions, challenges with impact measurement, as well as evaluation criteria for hiring investment consultants with deep expertise in mission-aligned investing. Consider joining our next webinar (open to members and non-members) on Wednesday, September 4th, Beyond ESG, Towards Impact & the SDGs. We’ll discuss the new Operating Principles for Impact Investing with the International Finance Corporation's Chief Thought Leadership Officer and explore how endowments are defining and managing impact. Two days later on September 6, we’ll be spending the...

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Weekly News Round-Up: August 23, 2019

This week the Amazon rainforest is burning and we observed Equal Pay Day for black women in the U.S. We’re all feeling the urgency - including leading CEOs, who revised the Business Roundtable statement of principles this week to recognize their role in creating “an economy that allows each person to succeed through hard work and creativity and to lead a life of meaning and dignity.” Join two upcoming peer conversations about how investors can act on climate and inequality: our webinar September 4th on the new Operating Principles for Impact Investing and our ESG & Community Impact Investing Roundtable on September 6th!

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: August 30, 2019

Ahead of the Labor Day weekend, we are putting the finishing touches on the agenda for our September 6th IEN Roundtable on ESG and Community Impact Investing - and there is still time to join the conversation!  We also look forward to connecting as a network after the holiday weekend for our September 4th webinar exploring the new Operating Principles for Impact Management. We’re also thrilled to announce that registration is now open for our 2020 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit! Visit the updated event site to register your team, meet our announced keynote speakers, and learn more about partnership opportunities. The call for session proposals remains open until September 30, and we are continuing to shape the dedicated Intentionally Designed Endowment...

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: September 6, 2019

This week, rested from honoring the Labor Day holiday, network members and peers are gathering for our ESG & Community Impact Investing Roundtable at the University of California Berkeley. Stay tuned for high-level observations coming out of that event, and ask your colleagues in attendance about action items we can take forward together! If you missed this week’s webinar looking at the evolution of ESG and impact investing as well as the IFC’s new Operating Principles for Impact Management, you can watch the recording here.

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: August 16, 2019

Earlier this week, IEN members engaged in a Community Online Conversation about the OCIO endowment management model. The conversation was facilitated by Ball State Chief Investment Officer Tom Heck. The conversation brought out insights on developing effective partnerships between providers and client institutions, challenges with impact measurement, as well as evaluation criteria for hiring investment consultants with deep expertise in mission-aligned investing. Consider joining our next webinar (open to members and non-members) on Wednesday, September 4th, Beyond ESG, Towards Impact & the SDGs. We’ll discuss the new Operating Principles for Impact Investing with the International Finance Corporation's Chief Thought Leadership Officer and explore how endowments are defining and managing impact. Two days later on September 6, we’ll be spending the...

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: August 2, 2019

This week we passed “Earth Overshoot Day,” symbolically marking the date that we’ve already used up all of the natural resources our ecosystem can regenerate this year. But this week’s round-up is filled with stories of investors and companies trying to put us back in balance - including the Low Income Investment Fund, who will share their experience at IEN's ESG & Community Impact Investing Roundtable on September 6 (it's not too late to register!). If you’re interested in how your own retirement funds could help accelerate a shift to sustainability, take a look at the slides and recording of this week’s IEN webinar on "Integrating ESG Options into Higher Ed Retirement Plans." IEN members interested in joining a working group...

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: August 23, 2019

This week the Amazon rainforest is burning and we observed Equal Pay Day for black women in the U.S. We’re all feeling the urgency - including leading CEOs, who revised the Business Roundtable statement of principles this week to recognize their role in creating “an economy that allows each person to succeed through hard work and creativity and to lead a life of meaning and dignity.” Join two upcoming peer conversations about how investors can act on climate and inequality: our webinar September 4th on the new Operating Principles for Impact Investing and our ESG & Community Impact Investing Roundtable on September 6th!

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: August 30, 2019

Ahead of the Labor Day weekend, we are putting the finishing touches on the agenda for our September 6th IEN Roundtable on ESG and Community Impact Investing - and there is still time to join the conversation!  We also look forward to connecting as a network after the holiday weekend for our September 4th webinar exploring the new Operating Principles for Impact Management. We’re also thrilled to announce that registration is now open for our 2020 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit! Visit the updated event site to register your team, meet our announced keynote speakers, and learn more about partnership opportunities. The call for session proposals remains open until September 30, and we are continuing to shape the dedicated Intentionally Designed Endowment...

Read More


Weekly News Round-Up: August 9, 2019

We’re one month away from the next opportunity to join endowment investing peers for a dynamic IEN roundtable event, and are excited to announce we’ll be joined by keynote speaker Kat Taylor, the Co-Founder and CEO of Beneficial State Bank. Learn more about the event and register here, and consider partnering with the network as an event sponsor. In the meantime, join us next Wednesday for an IEN Member-only conversation focused on the OCIO Model - more details below!

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 26, 2019

This week, CBS News provides fodder for turning small talk about the weather into a discussion of sustainable investing with its story connecting this summer’s heat waves and the risks climate change poses to the U.S. economy. There's still time to register 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: September 6, 2019

This week, rested from honoring the Labor Day holiday, network members and peers are gathering for our ESG & Community Impact Investing Roundtable at the University of California Berkeley. Stay tuned for high-level observations coming out of that event, and ask your colleagues in attendance about action items we can take forward together! If you missed this week’s webinar looking at the evolution of ESG and impact investing as well as the IFC’s new Operating Principles for Impact Management, you can watch the recording here.

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