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Weekly News Round-Up: July 20th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: July 20th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Also, registration is still open for Thursday's webinar on Divesting from Climate Science Deniers - The Barnard College Story, taking place at 1:00 p.m. ET. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program Manager The Intentional Endowments Network        New Resources  Social Equity Investing - Righting Institutional Wrongs l Cambridge Associates This paper reviews the current state of social equity in the U.S., highlighting eight core social equity issue areas, and discussing lessons learned in constructing portfolios with these investments. While investors need to be mindful of risks, this paper discusses how investments can be made to promote a social equity impact agenda across the portfolio. A Guide...

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Weekly News Round-Up: July 13th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: July 13th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. In case you missed it -- be sure to check out our most recent newsletter highlighting The University of New Hampshire  and their history of sustainability and sustainable investing, an exclusive Q&A with three leaders in the gender lens investing space on the risks and opportunities associated with gender lens investing, and several exciting updates from the Network! Also, registration is still open for Monday's webinar on  Aligning University Investments With Carbon Reduction Goals in the UK Through Fossil Fuel Divestment, taking place at 11:00 a.m. ET. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program Manager The Intentional Endowments Network        IEN in the News July 2018 Newsletter l...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 29th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: June 29th, 2018 Dear {{ recipient.first_name_or_friend }},  Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to welcome The University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation as the newest member of the Network!  We also announced this week that IEN has broadened our executive team with the addition of Sandra Urie, chairman emeritus of Cambridge Associates, and Anthony Rust, chairman of the investment committee at the Warren Wilson College, to the Board of Directors of The Crane Institute of Sustainability, IEN's organizational home. Read the full press release for more information. Please 'vote up' our proposed SOCAP session discussing whether mission-aligned investment, and in particular divestment from fossil fuels, is a discretionary choice or a legal requirement. Lastly, be...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 22nd, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: June 22nd, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New Resources 2018 Information & Communications Technology Benchmark l Know The Chain The 40 ICT companies were assessed across the benchmark's seven themes, which were developed to capture the key areas where companies need to take action to eradicate forced labor from their supply chains: commitment; traceability and risk assessment; purchasing practices; recruitment; worker voice; monitoring; and remedy. There are a total of 23 indicators across the seven themes. For each theme, a company can score a total of 100 points. Underwater: Rising Seas, Chronic Floods, and the Implications for US Coastal Real Estate l...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 15th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: June 15th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Registration is still open for IEN members to attend next week's Confluence Philanthropy Advisors Forum in NYC, June 19-20, 2018. IEN is pleased to be partnering with Confluence to support this event, and we hope to see you there! Additionally, SRI Conference Student Scholarship Applications are due June 20th! Please share this opportunity with any students that may be interested.   Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New Resources When National Law Conflicts With International Human Rights Standards: Recommendations for Business l British Institute of International and Comparative Law The general principle that companies should adhere to the national law, whilst seeking to respect IHR standards,...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 8th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: June 8th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Be sure to check out the article below discussing North Carolina State University’s ESG journey & performance, as well as an article detailing Lewis & Clark College's sustainable investing process. Registration is still open for IEN members to attend Confluence Philanthropy's Advisors Forum in NYC, June 19-20, 2018. IEN is pleased to be partnering with Confluence to support this event, and we hope to see you there! Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New Resources Annual Impact Investor Survey 2017 l The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) The GIIN’s 2017 Annual Impact Investor Survey is based on an analysis of the activities of...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 1st, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: June 1st, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. While registration is closed for our June 11th Community Investing Roundtable, registration is still open for IEN members to attend Confluence Philanthropy's Advisors Forum in NYC, June 19-20, 2018. IEN is pleased to be partnering with Confluence to support this event, and we hope to see you there! Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network    Opportunities for Action US SIF Foundation Opens 2018 Survey on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends l Digital Journal US SIF Foundation announced today that the window for the 2018 Biennial Trends Survey is now open. The survey will provide data for the 2018 edition of...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 25th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: May 25th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We still have a few spots available for asset owners at our upcoming Community Impact Investing Roundtable on June 11th at The Boston Foundation -- register here. (Please note that at this time only asset owner seats are available.) Also, in case you missed it, follow these links to view recordings for this month's IEN webinars on An Overview of The Impact Management Project and The Importance of ESG Data & Corporate Engagement.  Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network    Opportunities for Action US SIF Foundation Opens 2018 Survey on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends l Digital Journal US SIF Foundation announced...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 18th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: May 18th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. 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.) Also, be sure to register for this coming Wednesday's  IEN webinar exploring the importance of ESG data & corporate engagement. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members US Trust (Leadership Level) Gettysburg College   IEN in the News Using ESG Data to Generate Alpha in Private Equity l Malartu This article highlights how the demand for gathering real data on ESG initiatives in PE portfolio companies is...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 11th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: May 11th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. 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.) Also, be sure to register for next week's IEN webinar discussing The Impact Management Project, taking place on Thursday, as well as IEN's rescheduled webinar exploring the importance of ESG data & corporate engagement, now taking place on May 23rd. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   IEN in the News Callan Joins Intentional Endowments Network to Accelerate ESG Research and Education l Callan This press release highlights how Callan, a leading institutional...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 11th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: May 11th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. 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.) Also, be sure to register for next week's IEN webinar discussing The Impact Management Project, taking place on Thursday, as well as IEN's rescheduled webinar exploring the importance of ESG data & corporate engagement, now taking place on May 23rd. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   IEN in the News Callan Joins Intentional Endowments Network to Accelerate ESG Research and Education l Callan This press release highlights how Callan, a leading institutional...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 18th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: May 18th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. 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.) Also, be sure to register for this coming Wednesday's  IEN webinar exploring the importance of ESG data & corporate engagement. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members US Trust (Leadership Level) Gettysburg College   IEN in the News Using ESG Data to Generate Alpha in Private Equity l Malartu This article highlights how the demand for gathering real data on ESG initiatives in PE portfolio companies is...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 25th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: May 25th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We still have a few spots available for asset owners at our upcoming Community Impact Investing Roundtable on June 11th at The Boston Foundation -- register here. (Please note that at this time only asset owner seats are available.) Also, in case you missed it, follow these links to view recordings for this month's IEN webinars on An Overview of The Impact Management Project and The Importance of ESG Data & Corporate Engagement.  Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network    Opportunities for Action US SIF Foundation Opens 2018 Survey on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends l Digital Journal US SIF Foundation announced...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 1st, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: June 1st, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. While registration is closed for our June 11th Community Investing Roundtable, registration is still open for IEN members to attend Confluence Philanthropy's Advisors Forum in NYC, June 19-20, 2018. IEN is pleased to be partnering with Confluence to support this event, and we hope to see you there! Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network    Opportunities for Action US SIF Foundation Opens 2018 Survey on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends l Digital Journal US SIF Foundation announced today that the window for the 2018 Biennial Trends Survey is now open. The survey will provide data for the 2018 edition of...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 8th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: June 8th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Be sure to check out the article below discussing North Carolina State University’s ESG journey & performance, as well as an article detailing Lewis & Clark College's sustainable investing process. Registration is still open for IEN members to attend Confluence Philanthropy's Advisors Forum in NYC, June 19-20, 2018. IEN is pleased to be partnering with Confluence to support this event, and we hope to see you there! Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New Resources Annual Impact Investor Survey 2017 l The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) The GIIN’s 2017 Annual Impact Investor Survey is based on an analysis of the activities of...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 15th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: June 15th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Registration is still open for IEN members to attend next week's Confluence Philanthropy Advisors Forum in NYC, June 19-20, 2018. IEN is pleased to be partnering with Confluence to support this event, and we hope to see you there! Additionally, SRI Conference Student Scholarship Applications are due June 20th! Please share this opportunity with any students that may be interested.   Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New Resources When National Law Conflicts With International Human Rights Standards: Recommendations for Business l British Institute of International and Comparative Law The general principle that companies should adhere to the national law, whilst seeking to respect IHR standards,...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 22nd, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: June 22nd, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New Resources 2018 Information & Communications Technology Benchmark l Know The Chain The 40 ICT companies were assessed across the benchmark's seven themes, which were developed to capture the key areas where companies need to take action to eradicate forced labor from their supply chains: commitment; traceability and risk assessment; purchasing practices; recruitment; worker voice; monitoring; and remedy. There are a total of 23 indicators across the seven themes. For each theme, a company can score a total of 100 points. Underwater: Rising Seas, Chronic Floods, and the Implications for US Coastal Real Estate l...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 29th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: June 29th, 2018 Dear {{ recipient.first_name_or_friend }},  Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to welcome The University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation as the newest member of the Network!  We also announced this week that IEN has broadened our executive team with the addition of Sandra Urie, chairman emeritus of Cambridge Associates, and Anthony Rust, chairman of the investment committee at the Warren Wilson College, to the Board of Directors of The Crane Institute of Sustainability, IEN's organizational home. Read the full press release for more information. Please 'vote up' our proposed SOCAP session discussing whether mission-aligned investment, and in particular divestment from fossil fuels, is a discretionary choice or a legal requirement. Lastly, be...

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Weekly News Round-Up: July 13th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: July 13th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. In case you missed it -- be sure to check out our most recent newsletter highlighting The University of New Hampshire  and their history of sustainability and sustainable investing, an exclusive Q&A with three leaders in the gender lens investing space on the risks and opportunities associated with gender lens investing, and several exciting updates from the Network! Also, registration is still open for Monday's webinar on  Aligning University Investments With Carbon Reduction Goals in the UK Through Fossil Fuel Divestment, taking place at 11:00 a.m. ET. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program Manager The Intentional Endowments Network        IEN in the News July 2018 Newsletter l...

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Weekly News Round-Up: July 20th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: July 20th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Also, registration is still open for Thursday's webinar on Divesting from Climate Science Deniers - The Barnard College Story, taking place at 1:00 p.m. ET. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program Manager The Intentional Endowments Network        New Resources  Social Equity Investing - Righting Institutional Wrongs l Cambridge Associates This paper reviews the current state of social equity in the U.S., highlighting eight core social equity issue areas, and discussing lessons learned in constructing portfolios with these investments. While investors need to be mindful of risks, this paper discusses how investments can be made to promote a social equity impact agenda across the portfolio. A Guide...

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Weekly News Round-Up: July 13th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: July 13th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. In case you missed it -- be sure to check out our most recent newsletter highlighting The University of New Hampshire  and their history of sustainability and sustainable investing, an exclusive Q&A with three leaders in the gender lens investing space on the risks and opportunities associated with gender lens investing, and several exciting updates from the Network! Also, registration is still open for Monday's webinar on  Aligning University Investments With Carbon Reduction Goals in the UK Through Fossil Fuel Divestment, taking place at 11:00 a.m. ET. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program Manager The Intentional Endowments Network        IEN in the News July 2018 Newsletter l...

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Weekly News Round-Up: July 20th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: July 20th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Also, registration is still open for Thursday's webinar on Divesting from Climate Science Deniers - The Barnard College Story, taking place at 1:00 p.m. ET. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program Manager The Intentional Endowments Network        New Resources  Social Equity Investing - Righting Institutional Wrongs l Cambridge Associates This paper reviews the current state of social equity in the U.S., highlighting eight core social equity issue areas, and discussing lessons learned in constructing portfolios with these investments. While investors need to be mindful of risks, this paper discusses how investments can be made to promote a social equity impact agenda across the portfolio. A Guide...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 15th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: June 15th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Registration is still open for IEN members to attend next week's Confluence Philanthropy Advisors Forum in NYC, June 19-20, 2018. IEN is pleased to be partnering with Confluence to support this event, and we hope to see you there! Additionally, SRI Conference Student Scholarship Applications are due June 20th! Please share this opportunity with any students that may be interested.   Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New Resources When National Law Conflicts With International Human Rights Standards: Recommendations for Business l British Institute of International and Comparative Law The general principle that companies should adhere to the national law, whilst seeking to respect IHR standards,...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 1st, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: June 1st, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. While registration is closed for our June 11th Community Investing Roundtable, registration is still open for IEN members to attend Confluence Philanthropy's Advisors Forum in NYC, June 19-20, 2018. IEN is pleased to be partnering with Confluence to support this event, and we hope to see you there! Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network    Opportunities for Action US SIF Foundation Opens 2018 Survey on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends l Digital Journal US SIF Foundation announced today that the window for the 2018 Biennial Trends Survey is now open. The survey will provide data for the 2018 edition of...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 22nd, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: June 22nd, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New Resources 2018 Information & Communications Technology Benchmark l Know The Chain The 40 ICT companies were assessed across the benchmark's seven themes, which were developed to capture the key areas where companies need to take action to eradicate forced labor from their supply chains: commitment; traceability and risk assessment; purchasing practices; recruitment; worker voice; monitoring; and remedy. There are a total of 23 indicators across the seven themes. For each theme, a company can score a total of 100 points. Underwater: Rising Seas, Chronic Floods, and the Implications for US Coastal Real Estate l...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 29th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: June 29th, 2018 Dear {{ recipient.first_name_or_friend }},  Below please find this week's news round-up. We are pleased to welcome The University of Toronto Asset Management Corporation as the newest member of the Network!  We also announced this week that IEN has broadened our executive team with the addition of Sandra Urie, chairman emeritus of Cambridge Associates, and Anthony Rust, chairman of the investment committee at the Warren Wilson College, to the Board of Directors of The Crane Institute of Sustainability, IEN's organizational home. Read the full press release for more information. Please 'vote up' our proposed SOCAP session discussing whether mission-aligned investment, and in particular divestment from fossil fuels, is a discretionary choice or a legal requirement. Lastly, be...

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Weekly News Round-Up: June 8th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: June 8th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. Be sure to check out the article below discussing North Carolina State University’s ESG journey & performance, as well as an article detailing Lewis & Clark College's sustainable investing process. Registration is still open for IEN members to attend Confluence Philanthropy's Advisors Forum in NYC, June 19-20, 2018. IEN is pleased to be partnering with Confluence to support this event, and we hope to see you there! Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New Resources Annual Impact Investor Survey 2017 l The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) The GIIN’s 2017 Annual Impact Investor Survey is based on an analysis of the activities of...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 11th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: May 11th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. 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.) Also, be sure to register for next week's IEN webinar discussing The Impact Management Project, taking place on Thursday, as well as IEN's rescheduled webinar exploring the importance of ESG data & corporate engagement, now taking place on May 23rd. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   IEN in the News Callan Joins Intentional Endowments Network to Accelerate ESG Research and Education l Callan This press release highlights how Callan, a leading institutional...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 18th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: May 18th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. 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.) Also, be sure to register for this coming Wednesday's  IEN webinar exploring the importance of ESG data & corporate engagement. Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network   New IEN Members US Trust (Leadership Level) Gettysburg College   IEN in the News Using ESG Data to Generate Alpha in Private Equity l Malartu This article highlights how the demand for gathering real data on ESG initiatives in PE portfolio companies is...

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Weekly News Round-Up: May 25th, 2018

    Weekly News Round-Up: May 25th, 2018 Below please find this week's news round-up. We still have a few spots available for asset owners at our upcoming Community Impact Investing Roundtable on June 11th at The Boston Foundation -- register here. (Please note that at this time only asset owner seats are available.) Also, in case you missed it, follow these links to view recordings for this month's IEN webinars on An Overview of The Impact Management Project and The Importance of ESG Data & Corporate Engagement.  Have a great weekend, Nicole Program ManagerThe Intentional Endowments Network    Opportunities for Action US SIF Foundation Opens 2018 Survey on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends l Digital Journal US SIF Foundation announced...

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