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Weekly News Round-Up: September 8th, 2017

Sustainable, Responsible, Impact & ESG Investing Bloomberg Briefs l Sustainable Finance This week's Bloomberg Brief highlights how evidence is mounting that green bonds can outperform conventional ones; Reinsurers are bearing the brunt of hurricane season; and Reginald Stanley, CEO of ImpactUs Marketplace, discusses breaking down barriers in impact investing. Expanding Our Outreach to Increase Mission-Aligned Investing Dollars l Rockefeller Brothers Fund The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is proud to join other institutions re-imagining ways of better deploying their investment assets, not only to create financial returns but also to generate measurable social impact. The Fund has been an active partner with several like-minded organizations, supporting the advancement of mission aligned investing, including Confluence Philanthropy, The ImPact, and Divest-Invest Philanthropy. We are pleased now...

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Weekly News Round-Up: September 1st, 2017

New Members Greenbacker Capital Allmaganted Bank Upcoming Events 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  PRI and Carbon Tracker Launch Events: 2 Degrees of Separation: Transition Risks for Oil & Gas in a Low-Carbon World l PRI 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 Investment Management, AP7, FRR, PGGM, PKA, and the Principles for Responsible Investment. San Francisco Launch Event l Sep.12th | hosted by Ropes & Gray Montreal...

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Weekly News Round-Up: August 25th, 2017

New Members Northland College Martin Investment Management, LLC   Upcoming Events 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  PRI and Carbon Tracker Launch Events: 2 Degrees of Separation: Transition Risks for Oil & Gas in a Low-Carbon World l PRI 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 Investment Management, AP7, FRR, PGGM, PKA, and the Principles for Responsible Investment. San Francisco Launch Event l Sep.12th | hosted by Ropes...

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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: 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 25th, 2017

New Members Northland College Martin Investment Management, LLC   Upcoming Events 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  PRI and Carbon Tracker Launch Events: 2 Degrees of Separation: Transition Risks for Oil & Gas in a Low-Carbon World l PRI 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 Investment Management, AP7, FRR, PGGM, PKA, and the Principles for Responsible Investment. San Francisco Launch Event l Sep.12th | hosted by Ropes...

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Weekly News Round-Up: September 1st, 2017

New Members Greenbacker Capital Allmaganted Bank Upcoming Events 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  PRI and Carbon Tracker Launch Events: 2 Degrees of Separation: Transition Risks for Oil & Gas in a Low-Carbon World l PRI 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 Investment Management, AP7, FRR, PGGM, PKA, and the Principles for Responsible Investment. San Francisco Launch Event l Sep.12th | hosted by Ropes & Gray Montreal...

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Weekly News Round-Up: September 8th, 2017

Sustainable, Responsible, Impact & ESG Investing Bloomberg Briefs l Sustainable Finance This week's Bloomberg Brief highlights how evidence is mounting that green bonds can outperform conventional ones; Reinsurers are bearing the brunt of hurricane season; and Reginald Stanley, CEO of ImpactUs Marketplace, discusses breaking down barriers in impact investing. Expanding Our Outreach to Increase Mission-Aligned Investing Dollars l Rockefeller Brothers Fund The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is proud to join other institutions re-imagining ways of better deploying their investment assets, not only to create financial returns but also to generate measurable social impact. The Fund has been an active partner with several like-minded organizations, supporting the advancement of mission aligned investing, including Confluence Philanthropy, The ImPact, and Divest-Invest Philanthropy. We are pleased now...

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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 25th, 2017

New Members Northland College Martin Investment Management, LLC   Upcoming Events 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  PRI and Carbon Tracker Launch Events: 2 Degrees of Separation: Transition Risks for Oil & Gas in a Low-Carbon World l PRI 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 Investment Management, AP7, FRR, PGGM, PKA, and the Principles for Responsible Investment. San Francisco Launch Event l Sep.12th | hosted by Ropes...

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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...

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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: 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: September 1st, 2017

New Members Greenbacker Capital Allmaganted Bank Upcoming Events 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  PRI and Carbon Tracker Launch Events: 2 Degrees of Separation: Transition Risks for Oil & Gas in a Low-Carbon World l PRI 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 Investment Management, AP7, FRR, PGGM, PKA, and the Principles for Responsible Investment. San Francisco Launch Event l Sep.12th | hosted by Ropes & Gray Montreal...

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Weekly News Round-Up: September 8th, 2017

Sustainable, Responsible, Impact & ESG Investing Bloomberg Briefs l Sustainable Finance This week's Bloomberg Brief highlights how evidence is mounting that green bonds can outperform conventional ones; Reinsurers are bearing the brunt of hurricane season; and Reginald Stanley, CEO of ImpactUs Marketplace, discusses breaking down barriers in impact investing. Expanding Our Outreach to Increase Mission-Aligned Investing Dollars l Rockefeller Brothers Fund The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is proud to join other institutions re-imagining ways of better deploying their investment assets, not only to create financial returns but also to generate measurable social impact. The Fund has been an active partner with several like-minded organizations, supporting the advancement of mission aligned investing, including Confluence Philanthropy, The ImPact, and Divest-Invest Philanthropy. We are pleased now...

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