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Weekly News Round-Up: August 18th, 2017

New Members   Natixis Asset Management Total Impact Capital Community Investment Management     Upcoming Events Webinar: Investing Intentionally at the Systems Level l The Intentional Endowments Network, August 23, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT 2017 Bay Area Intentionally Designed Endowment Roundtable l Intentional Endowments Network and the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley-Haas, September 8, 2017, Berkeley, CA  CEO Investor Forum l CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII), September 19, 2017, New York, NY The SRI Conference l November 1-3, 2017, San Diego, CA 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit l Second Nature & The Intentional Endowments Network, February 4-6, 2018, Phoenix, AZ   New Report Factory Farming in Asia: Assessing Investment Risks l Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return (FAIRR) Initiative A popular investment thesis for Asia is that...

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Weekly News Round-Up: August 11th, 2017

Upcoming Events Intentionally Designed Endowment Roundtable | Sept. 8th, 2017, Berkeley, CA  Building on the success of previous events, the Intentional Endowments Network, in partnership with the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley-Haas and BlackRock, is pleased to host an Intentionally Designed Endowment Roundtable for endowment decision-makers and stakeholders from institutions interested in enhancing their leadership on sustainable investing. The event will focus on low-carbon strategies and climate solutions. The SRI Conference l November 1-3, 2017, San Diego, CA The SRI Conference – on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing serves thought leaders and investment professionals working in the ESG, Shareowner Engagement, and Impact Investing space. Together, we are catalyzing the shift to a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable future. We deliver education and inspiration...

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Weekly News Round-Up: August 4th, 2017

New IEN Member Eastern Washington University    Upcoming Events Intentionally Designed Endowment Roundtable | IEN, Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley-Haas, and BlackRock, Friday, Sept. 8th, 2017, Berkeley, CA  Building on the success of previous events, the Intentional Endowments Network, in partnership with the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley-Haas and BlackRock, is pleased to host an Intentionally Designed Endowment Roundtable for endowment decision-makers and stakeholders from institutions interested in enhancing their leadership on sustainable investing. The SRI Conference l November 1-3, 2017, San Diego, CA The SRI Conference – on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing serves thought leaders and investment professionals working in the ESG, Shareowner Engagement, and Impact Investing space. Together, we are catalyzing the shift to a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable future. We...

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Weekly News Round-Up: July 28th, 2017

IEN in the News U.S. Impact Investing Alliance Launches to Scale the Practice of Impact Investing l U.S. Impact Investing Alliance The U.S. Impact Investing Alliance (“Alliance”) this week announced the launch of its expanded network of impact investing leaders dedicated to advancing this growing market. The Alliance was founded last year by representatives from philanthropy, business and finance to champion the potential of impact investing by increasing awareness of impact investing in the U.S., fostering deployment of and demand for impact capital across asset classes globally, and by partnering with policymakers and other stakeholders to build the impact investing ecosystem. The Alliance is also launching an Industry Advisory Council of leading impact investing network organizations. The Intentional Endowments Network is one of...

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Weekly News Round-Up: July 21st, 2017

New Resources & Opportunities   ESG and Sustainable Hedge Fund Investing: Observations l Alternative Investment Group After years of talking about it, investors are finally starting to put their money behind this approach. According to US SIF, U.S. investments incorporating ESG principles, in whole or in part, increased from $1 trillion to approximately $9 trillion between 2012 and the beginning of 2016. This report explores the multiple factors driving this growth. Job: Senior Associate, Sustainable Investing l World Resource Institute WRI’s Sustainable Finance Center focuses on shifting public and private capital toward low carbon and climate-resilient development and away from activities that harm people and the environment. As Senior Associate, you will help lead and manage the Sustainable Finance Center’s research agenda,...

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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 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 21st, 2017

New Resources & Opportunities   ESG and Sustainable Hedge Fund Investing: Observations l Alternative Investment Group After years of talking about it, investors are finally starting to put their money behind this approach. According to US SIF, U.S. investments incorporating ESG principles, in whole or in part, increased from $1 trillion to approximately $9 trillion between 2012 and the beginning of 2016. This report explores the multiple factors driving this growth. Job: Senior Associate, Sustainable Investing l World Resource Institute WRI’s Sustainable Finance Center focuses on shifting public and private capital toward low carbon and climate-resilient development and away from activities that harm people and the environment. As Senior Associate, you will help lead and manage the Sustainable Finance Center’s research agenda,...

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Weekly News Round-Up: July 28th, 2017

IEN in the News U.S. Impact Investing Alliance Launches to Scale the Practice of Impact Investing l U.S. Impact Investing Alliance The U.S. Impact Investing Alliance (“Alliance”) this week announced the launch of its expanded network of impact investing leaders dedicated to advancing this growing market. The Alliance was founded last year by representatives from philanthropy, business and finance to champion the potential of impact investing by increasing awareness of impact investing in the U.S., fostering deployment of and demand for impact capital across asset classes globally, and by partnering with policymakers and other stakeholders to build the impact investing ecosystem. The Alliance is also launching an Industry Advisory Council of leading impact investing network organizations. The Intentional Endowments Network is one of...

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Weekly News Round-Up: August 4th, 2017

New IEN Member Eastern Washington University    Upcoming Events Intentionally Designed Endowment Roundtable | IEN, Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley-Haas, and BlackRock, Friday, Sept. 8th, 2017, Berkeley, CA  Building on the success of previous events, the Intentional Endowments Network, in partnership with the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley-Haas and BlackRock, is pleased to host an Intentionally Designed Endowment Roundtable for endowment decision-makers and stakeholders from institutions interested in enhancing their leadership on sustainable investing. The SRI Conference l November 1-3, 2017, San Diego, CA The SRI Conference – on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing serves thought leaders and investment professionals working in the ESG, Shareowner Engagement, and Impact Investing space. Together, we are catalyzing the shift to a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable future. We...

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Weekly News Round-Up: August 11th, 2017

Upcoming Events Intentionally Designed Endowment Roundtable | Sept. 8th, 2017, Berkeley, CA  Building on the success of previous events, the Intentional Endowments Network, in partnership with the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley-Haas and BlackRock, is pleased to host an Intentionally Designed Endowment Roundtable for endowment decision-makers and stakeholders from institutions interested in enhancing their leadership on sustainable investing. The event will focus on low-carbon strategies and climate solutions. The SRI Conference l November 1-3, 2017, San Diego, CA The SRI Conference – on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing serves thought leaders and investment professionals working in the ESG, Shareowner Engagement, and Impact Investing space. Together, we are catalyzing the shift to a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable future. We deliver education and inspiration...

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Weekly News Round-Up: August 18th, 2017

New Members   Natixis Asset Management Total Impact Capital Community Investment Management     Upcoming Events Webinar: Investing Intentionally at the Systems Level l The Intentional Endowments Network, August 23, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT 2017 Bay Area Intentionally Designed Endowment Roundtable l Intentional Endowments Network and the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley-Haas, September 8, 2017, Berkeley, CA  CEO Investor Forum l CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII), September 19, 2017, New York, NY The SRI Conference l November 1-3, 2017, San Diego, CA 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit l Second Nature & The Intentional Endowments Network, February 4-6, 2018, Phoenix, AZ   New Report Factory Farming in Asia: Assessing Investment Risks l Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return (FAIRR) Initiative A popular investment thesis for Asia is that...

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Weekly News Round-Up: August 11th, 2017

Upcoming Events Intentionally Designed Endowment Roundtable | Sept. 8th, 2017, Berkeley, CA  Building on the success of previous events, the Intentional Endowments Network, in partnership with the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley-Haas and BlackRock, is pleased to host an Intentionally Designed Endowment Roundtable for endowment decision-makers and stakeholders from institutions interested in enhancing their leadership on sustainable investing. The event will focus on low-carbon strategies and climate solutions. The SRI Conference l November 1-3, 2017, San Diego, CA The SRI Conference – on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing serves thought leaders and investment professionals working in the ESG, Shareowner Engagement, and Impact Investing space. Together, we are catalyzing the shift to a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable future. We deliver education and inspiration...

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Weekly News Round-Up: August 18th, 2017

New Members   Natixis Asset Management Total Impact Capital Community Investment Management     Upcoming Events Webinar: Investing Intentionally at the Systems Level l The Intentional Endowments Network, August 23, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT 2017 Bay Area Intentionally Designed Endowment Roundtable l Intentional Endowments Network and the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley-Haas, September 8, 2017, Berkeley, CA  CEO Investor Forum l CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII), September 19, 2017, New York, NY The SRI Conference l November 1-3, 2017, San Diego, CA 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit l Second Nature & The Intentional Endowments Network, February 4-6, 2018, Phoenix, AZ   New Report Factory Farming in Asia: Assessing Investment Risks l Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return (FAIRR) Initiative A popular investment thesis for Asia is that...

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Weekly News Round-Up: August 4th, 2017

New IEN Member Eastern Washington University    Upcoming Events Intentionally Designed Endowment Roundtable | IEN, Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley-Haas, and BlackRock, Friday, Sept. 8th, 2017, Berkeley, CA  Building on the success of previous events, the Intentional Endowments Network, in partnership with the Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley-Haas and BlackRock, is pleased to host an Intentionally Designed Endowment Roundtable for endowment decision-makers and stakeholders from institutions interested in enhancing their leadership on sustainable investing. The SRI Conference l November 1-3, 2017, San Diego, CA The SRI Conference – on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing serves thought leaders and investment professionals working in the ESG, Shareowner Engagement, and Impact Investing space. Together, we are catalyzing the shift to a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable future. We...

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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 21st, 2017

New Resources & Opportunities   ESG and Sustainable Hedge Fund Investing: Observations l Alternative Investment Group After years of talking about it, investors are finally starting to put their money behind this approach. According to US SIF, U.S. investments incorporating ESG principles, in whole or in part, increased from $1 trillion to approximately $9 trillion between 2012 and the beginning of 2016. This report explores the multiple factors driving this growth. Job: Senior Associate, Sustainable Investing l World Resource Institute WRI’s Sustainable Finance Center focuses on shifting public and private capital toward low carbon and climate-resilient development and away from activities that harm people and the environment. As Senior Associate, you will help lead and manage the Sustainable Finance Center’s research agenda,...

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Weekly News Round-Up: July 28th, 2017

IEN in the News U.S. Impact Investing Alliance Launches to Scale the Practice of Impact Investing l U.S. Impact Investing Alliance The U.S. Impact Investing Alliance (“Alliance”) this week announced the launch of its expanded network of impact investing leaders dedicated to advancing this growing market. The Alliance was founded last year by representatives from philanthropy, business and finance to champion the potential of impact investing by increasing awareness of impact investing in the U.S., fostering deployment of and demand for impact capital across asset classes globally, and by partnering with policymakers and other stakeholders to build the impact investing ecosystem. The Alliance is also launching an Industry Advisory Council of leading impact investing network organizations. The Intentional Endowments Network is one of...

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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 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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