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Weekly News Round-Up: April 20th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: April 20th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to welcome four new members to the Network: The Unitarian Universalist Association, Nia Impact Capital, Strategic Investment Group, and Callan! To learn more about the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN membership, click here. Don't forget to register for our Community Impact Investing Roundtable on June 11th at The Boston Foundation-- registration is open here! (Please note that at this time only asset owner seats are available.) Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members   Unitarian Universalist Association Nia Impact Capital Strategic Investment Group Callan   Sustainable Investing at Endowments, Foundations & Pensions CalPERS Invests $1B in ESG Global...

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 13th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up:  April 13th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. As noted last week, due to member feedback, we decided to postpone our Community Impact Investing Roundtable to June. We can now confirm it will be held on June 11th at The Boston Foundation. Registration is open here! (Please note that if you previously registered and did not email to confirm you can make the new date, your spot has been released and you will need to re-register, and at this time only asset owner seats are available.) Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   Sustainable Investing at  Endowments, Foundations & Pensions Elizabeth City State University Eyes Rules for 'Responsible' Investing...

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 6th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up:  April 6th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Please note that our Community Impact Investing Roundtable, originally scheduled for April 27, has been postponed. We will be confirming a date in June as soon as possible. We'll keep you posted! Also, IEN is pleased to be partnering with Confluence Philanthropy to support their upcoming Advisors Forum in NYC, June 19-20, 2018. Registration is now open for IEN members. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   Sustainable Investing at  Endowments & Foundations Stetson University Students Announce New ESG Stock Index l Cision Stetson University's Roland George Investments Program (RGIP) recently launched a new stock index – the first of its kind-focusing on ESG...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 30th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: March 30th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Please note that while asset manager tickets are sold out, tickets for endowments and foundations for our Community Impact Investing Roundtable, taking place April 27th, are still available! Also, The US SIF Foundation announced this week that the window for the 2018 Biennial Trends Survey is now open. See below for information on how to participate. Finally, IEN is pleased to be partnering with Confluence Philanthropy to support their upcoming Advisors Forum in NYC; please save the dates, June 19-20, 2018. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   IEN in the News Intentionally Designed Endowment Case Studies and Article Published in Business Officer...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 23rd, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: March 23rd, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. If you're in the Boston-area, be sure to register for IEN's Community Impact Investing Roundtable, taking place April 27th. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   IEN in the News Investing With a Purpose l Business Officer In this article, IEN Co-Founder and Principal Anthony Cortese discusses how endowment assets aligned with institution values and mission can reap positive financial and social returns. A Cooperative Path Toward Divestment l Business Officer In this case study, IEN Steering Committee member Carl Vance discusses the collaborative process among trustees, administration, faculty, staff, students, and alumni that IEN Member Lewis and Clark College implemented for...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 16th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: March 16th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to welcome three new members to the Network: The University of New Hampshire, Nesta, and Pegasus Capital Advisors. To learn more about the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN membership, click here. Also, be sure to check out three new articles that were published in NACUBO's Business Officer Magazine this month, including an introduction to mission-aligned investment and case studies on two IEN Members: Lewis and Clark College and Becker College. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members University of New Hampshire Nesta Pegasus Capital Advisors   IEN in the News Investing With a Purpose l Business...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 9th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: March 9th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. In case you missed it - be sure to view the recording from this week's IEN webinar on Long Short ESG Strategies for Endowments. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   Sustainable Investing at Endowments New George Washington University Sustainable Fund Will Test Limits of SRI, Experts Say l The GW Hatchet Officials revealed plans last week to invest $2 million of the University’s $1.7 billion endowment in a fund dedicated to sustainable companies. Experts said there is a common misperception that these types of funds are not economically viable, but they said even if the fund underperforms, it’s not large enough to affect...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 2nd, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: March 2nd, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to highlight that this week, The George Washington University announced the creation of a sustainable investment fund, an initiative that will allocate money from the university endowment toward responsible investment vehicles. We also have several new resources to share, including a briefing on the community investing 'Opportunity Zones' program and an article outlining wealth inequality and the fallacies of impact investing. Also, be sure to register for next week's IEN Webinar exploring the topic of Long Short ESG Strategies for Endowments, taking place on March 6th. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   Sustainable Investing at Endowments Student Association and University Leaders...

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Weekly News Round-Up: February 23rd, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: February 23rd, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to welcome two new members to the Network: Virginia Wesleyan University and Greentech Capital Advisors! To learn more about the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN membership, click here. Also, be sure to register for the next IEN Webinar exploring the topic of Long Short ESG Strategies for Endowments, taking place on March 6th. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members Virginia Wesleyan University Greentech Capital Advisors   Sustainable, Responsible, Impact & ESG Investing Bloomberg Brief l Sustainable Finance This week's Bloomberg brief highlights how the EU can boost the share of renewables to 34% of its...

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Weekly News Round-Up: February 16th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: February 16th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Highlights include Lewis & Clark College's decision this week to divest from fossil fuels, and a warm welcome to Grinnell College-- the latest IEN Member.To learn more about the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN membership, click here. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members Grinnell College   Sustainable Investing at Endowments Lewis and Clark College Board of Trustees Votes to Divest From Fossil Fuels l Lewis & Clark The Lewis & Clark College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to divest from all fossil fuel holdings in the endowment, approving the recommended policy changes prepared by a subcommittee...

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Weekly News Round-Up: February 16th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: February 16th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Highlights include Lewis & Clark College's decision this week to divest from fossil fuels, and a warm welcome to Grinnell College-- the latest IEN Member.To learn more about the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN membership, click here. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members Grinnell College   Sustainable Investing at Endowments Lewis and Clark College Board of Trustees Votes to Divest From Fossil Fuels l Lewis & Clark The Lewis & Clark College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to divest from all fossil fuel holdings in the endowment, approving the recommended policy changes prepared by a subcommittee...

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Weekly News Round-Up: February 23rd, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: February 23rd, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to welcome two new members to the Network: Virginia Wesleyan University and Greentech Capital Advisors! To learn more about the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN membership, click here. Also, be sure to register for the next IEN Webinar exploring the topic of Long Short ESG Strategies for Endowments, taking place on March 6th. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members Virginia Wesleyan University Greentech Capital Advisors   Sustainable, Responsible, Impact & ESG Investing Bloomberg Brief l Sustainable Finance This week's Bloomberg brief highlights how the EU can boost the share of renewables to 34% of its...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 2nd, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: March 2nd, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to highlight that this week, The George Washington University announced the creation of a sustainable investment fund, an initiative that will allocate money from the university endowment toward responsible investment vehicles. We also have several new resources to share, including a briefing on the community investing 'Opportunity Zones' program and an article outlining wealth inequality and the fallacies of impact investing. Also, be sure to register for next week's IEN Webinar exploring the topic of Long Short ESG Strategies for Endowments, taking place on March 6th. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   Sustainable Investing at Endowments Student Association and University Leaders...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 9th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: March 9th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. In case you missed it - be sure to view the recording from this week's IEN webinar on Long Short ESG Strategies for Endowments. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   Sustainable Investing at Endowments New George Washington University Sustainable Fund Will Test Limits of SRI, Experts Say l The GW Hatchet Officials revealed plans last week to invest $2 million of the University’s $1.7 billion endowment in a fund dedicated to sustainable companies. Experts said there is a common misperception that these types of funds are not economically viable, but they said even if the fund underperforms, it’s not large enough to affect...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 16th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: March 16th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to welcome three new members to the Network: The University of New Hampshire, Nesta, and Pegasus Capital Advisors. To learn more about the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN membership, click here. Also, be sure to check out three new articles that were published in NACUBO's Business Officer Magazine this month, including an introduction to mission-aligned investment and case studies on two IEN Members: Lewis and Clark College and Becker College. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members University of New Hampshire Nesta Pegasus Capital Advisors   IEN in the News Investing With a Purpose l Business...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 23rd, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: March 23rd, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. If you're in the Boston-area, be sure to register for IEN's Community Impact Investing Roundtable, taking place April 27th. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   IEN in the News Investing With a Purpose l Business Officer In this article, IEN Co-Founder and Principal Anthony Cortese discusses how endowment assets aligned with institution values and mission can reap positive financial and social returns. A Cooperative Path Toward Divestment l Business Officer In this case study, IEN Steering Committee member Carl Vance discusses the collaborative process among trustees, administration, faculty, staff, students, and alumni that IEN Member Lewis and Clark College implemented for...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 30th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: March 30th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Please note that while asset manager tickets are sold out, tickets for endowments and foundations for our Community Impact Investing Roundtable, taking place April 27th, are still available! Also, The US SIF Foundation announced this week that the window for the 2018 Biennial Trends Survey is now open. See below for information on how to participate. Finally, IEN is pleased to be partnering with Confluence Philanthropy to support their upcoming Advisors Forum in NYC; please save the dates, June 19-20, 2018. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   IEN in the News Intentionally Designed Endowment Case Studies and Article Published in Business Officer...

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 6th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up:  April 6th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Please note that our Community Impact Investing Roundtable, originally scheduled for April 27, has been postponed. We will be confirming a date in June as soon as possible. We'll keep you posted! Also, IEN is pleased to be partnering with Confluence Philanthropy to support their upcoming Advisors Forum in NYC, June 19-20, 2018. Registration is now open for IEN members. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   Sustainable Investing at  Endowments & Foundations Stetson University Students Announce New ESG Stock Index l Cision Stetson University's Roland George Investments Program (RGIP) recently launched a new stock index – the first of its kind-focusing on ESG...

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 13th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up:  April 13th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. As noted last week, due to member feedback, we decided to postpone our Community Impact Investing Roundtable to June. We can now confirm it will be held on June 11th at The Boston Foundation. Registration is open here! (Please note that if you previously registered and did not email to confirm you can make the new date, your spot has been released and you will need to re-register, and at this time only asset owner seats are available.) Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   Sustainable Investing at  Endowments, Foundations & Pensions Elizabeth City State University Eyes Rules for 'Responsible' Investing...

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 20th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: April 20th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to welcome four new members to the Network: The Unitarian Universalist Association, Nia Impact Capital, Strategic Investment Group, and Callan! To learn more about the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN membership, click here. Don't forget to register for our Community Impact Investing Roundtable on June 11th at The Boston Foundation-- registration is open here! (Please note that at this time only asset owner seats are available.) Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members   Unitarian Universalist Association Nia Impact Capital Strategic Investment Group Callan   Sustainable Investing at Endowments, Foundations & Pensions CalPERS Invests $1B in ESG Global...

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 13th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up:  April 13th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. As noted last week, due to member feedback, we decided to postpone our Community Impact Investing Roundtable to June. We can now confirm it will be held on June 11th at The Boston Foundation. Registration is open here! (Please note that if you previously registered and did not email to confirm you can make the new date, your spot has been released and you will need to re-register, and at this time only asset owner seats are available.) Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   Sustainable Investing at  Endowments, Foundations & Pensions Elizabeth City State University Eyes Rules for 'Responsible' Investing...

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 20th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: April 20th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to welcome four new members to the Network: The Unitarian Universalist Association, Nia Impact Capital, Strategic Investment Group, and Callan! To learn more about the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN membership, click here. Don't forget to register for our Community Impact Investing Roundtable on June 11th at The Boston Foundation-- registration is open here! (Please note that at this time only asset owner seats are available.) Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members   Unitarian Universalist Association Nia Impact Capital Strategic Investment Group Callan   Sustainable Investing at Endowments, Foundations & Pensions CalPERS Invests $1B in ESG Global...

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Weekly News Round-Up: April 6th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up:  April 6th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Please note that our Community Impact Investing Roundtable, originally scheduled for April 27, has been postponed. We will be confirming a date in June as soon as possible. We'll keep you posted! Also, IEN is pleased to be partnering with Confluence Philanthropy to support their upcoming Advisors Forum in NYC, June 19-20, 2018. Registration is now open for IEN members. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   Sustainable Investing at  Endowments & Foundations Stetson University Students Announce New ESG Stock Index l Cision Stetson University's Roland George Investments Program (RGIP) recently launched a new stock index – the first of its kind-focusing on ESG...

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Weekly News Round-Up: February 16th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: February 16th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Highlights include Lewis & Clark College's decision this week to divest from fossil fuels, and a warm welcome to Grinnell College-- the latest IEN Member.To learn more about the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN membership, click here. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members Grinnell College   Sustainable Investing at Endowments Lewis and Clark College Board of Trustees Votes to Divest From Fossil Fuels l Lewis & Clark The Lewis & Clark College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to divest from all fossil fuel holdings in the endowment, approving the recommended policy changes prepared by a subcommittee...

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Weekly News Round-Up: February 23rd, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: February 23rd, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to welcome two new members to the Network: Virginia Wesleyan University and Greentech Capital Advisors! To learn more about the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN membership, click here. Also, be sure to register for the next IEN Webinar exploring the topic of Long Short ESG Strategies for Endowments, taking place on March 6th. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members Virginia Wesleyan University Greentech Capital Advisors   Sustainable, Responsible, Impact & ESG Investing Bloomberg Brief l Sustainable Finance This week's Bloomberg brief highlights how the EU can boost the share of renewables to 34% of its...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 16th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: March 16th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to welcome three new members to the Network: The University of New Hampshire, Nesta, and Pegasus Capital Advisors. To learn more about the leadership opportunities and benefits of IEN membership, click here. Also, be sure to check out three new articles that were published in NACUBO's Business Officer Magazine this month, including an introduction to mission-aligned investment and case studies on two IEN Members: Lewis and Clark College and Becker College. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members University of New Hampshire Nesta Pegasus Capital Advisors   IEN in the News Investing With a Purpose l Business...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 23rd, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: March 23rd, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. If you're in the Boston-area, be sure to register for IEN's Community Impact Investing Roundtable, taking place April 27th. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   IEN in the News Investing With a Purpose l Business Officer In this article, IEN Co-Founder and Principal Anthony Cortese discusses how endowment assets aligned with institution values and mission can reap positive financial and social returns. A Cooperative Path Toward Divestment l Business Officer In this case study, IEN Steering Committee member Carl Vance discusses the collaborative process among trustees, administration, faculty, staff, students, and alumni that IEN Member Lewis and Clark College implemented for...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 2nd, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: March 2nd, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to highlight that this week, The George Washington University announced the creation of a sustainable investment fund, an initiative that will allocate money from the university endowment toward responsible investment vehicles. We also have several new resources to share, including a briefing on the community investing 'Opportunity Zones' program and an article outlining wealth inequality and the fallacies of impact investing. Also, be sure to register for next week's IEN Webinar exploring the topic of Long Short ESG Strategies for Endowments, taking place on March 6th. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   Sustainable Investing at Endowments Student Association and University Leaders...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 30th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: March 30th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Please note that while asset manager tickets are sold out, tickets for endowments and foundations for our Community Impact Investing Roundtable, taking place April 27th, are still available! Also, The US SIF Foundation announced this week that the window for the 2018 Biennial Trends Survey is now open. See below for information on how to participate. Finally, IEN is pleased to be partnering with Confluence Philanthropy to support their upcoming Advisors Forum in NYC; please save the dates, June 19-20, 2018. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   IEN in the News Intentionally Designed Endowment Case Studies and Article Published in Business Officer...

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Weekly News Round-Up: March 9th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: March 9th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. In case you missed it - be sure to view the recording from this week's IEN webinar on Long Short ESG Strategies for Endowments. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   Sustainable Investing at Endowments New George Washington University Sustainable Fund Will Test Limits of SRI, Experts Say l The GW Hatchet Officials revealed plans last week to invest $2 million of the University’s $1.7 billion endowment in a fund dedicated to sustainable companies. Experts said there is a common misperception that these types of funds are not economically viable, but they said even if the fund underperforms, it’s not large enough to affect...

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