Past Events

Events Organized by IEN:

An Introduction to The IEN Roadmap & How The University of New Hampshire Intentionally Invests l May 9th, 2019, Cambridge, MA

This event gathering Boston area professionals to learn about the Roadmap for Intentionally Designed Endowments, and to hear University of New Hampshire stakeholders describe the why’s and how’s of the journey they are on to align investments with their campus-wide sustainability goals. The panel was followed by Q&A, discussion, and networking time.

Intentionally Designed Endowments Roundtable at Total Impact Philadelphia | May 2, 2019, Philadelphia, PA

The roundtable gathered fiduciaries from colleges, universities, and other purpose-driven organizations, as well as a select group of experts from the sustainable investing field to discuss how their peers have started their journey in creating intentionally designed endowments. 

HBCU Impact Investment Summit | April 17, 2019, Durham, NC

Organized by HBCU Green Fund, IEN supported this summit convening Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the area to discuss ways in which HBCUs can attract more investments and finance environmentally responsible improvements in school infrastructure. 

Student Conference for Corporate Responsibility | April 13 -14, 2019, New Haven, CT

Co-hosted with The Dwight Hall Socially Responsible Investment Fund at Yale University, this conference convened undergraduate and graduate students and faculty involved in running student-managed funds across the country, with the goal of broadening students' understanding of both sustainable finance and shareholder engagement. 

2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit | February 10-12, 2019, Tempe, AZ

Presented in partnership with Second Nature, the Summit is the largest national gathering of higher education presidents, chancellors, trustees, and other senior leaders committed to accelerating climate solutions.

Student and Faculty Roundtable at the SRI Conference l November 1, 2018, Colorado Springs, CO

Hosted a workshop at the SRI Conference in Colorado Springs, CO for students and faculty to discuss the intersection of higher education and sustainable investing and how they could work together to increase the integration of sustainable investing practices into curriculum, student-managed funds, and college and university endowments.

Intentionally Designed Endowment Roundtable at the Appalachian Energy Summit | July 30 - August 1, 2018, Boone, NC

Held as part of the Appalachian Energy Summit, the workshop gathered endowment professionals from North Carolina schools to discuss what environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is, what is isn't, and what resources are needed to help them learn more about ESG. 

Community Impact Investing Roundtable | June 11, 2018, Boston, MA 

Presented in partnership with The Boston Foundation, Community Investment Management, Prime Buchholz, and Cambridge Associates with a focus on how colleges, universities and community foundations can invest their endowments in their local communities.

2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit l February 4-6, 2018, Tempe, AZ

Presented in partnership with Second Nature, the Summit is the largest national gathering of higher education presidents, chancellors, trustees, and other senior leaders committed to accelerating climate solutions.

2017 Bay Area Intentionally Designed Endowment Roundtable | September 8, 2017, Berkeley, CA 

Presented in partnership with the CRB at Berkeley-Haas, and BlackRock with a focus on the themes of climate risk, and investment opportunities in low-carbon strategies and climate solutions. 

Loyola University Chicago Intentionally Designed Endowment Forum | November 1-2, 2016, Chicago, IL 

Presented in partnership with Loyola University Chicago 

San Francisco State University Intentionally Designed Endowment Forum | August 25-26 2016, San Francisco, CA

Presented in partnership with San Francisco State University and SF State Foundation

Accelerating Innovation in ESG Investing | June 13, 2016, New York, NY

Presented in partnership with Bloomberg LP and Henley School of Business, University of Reading

East Coast University Endowment Roundtable at Harvard Management Company | April 13, 2016, Boston, MA 

Presented in partnership with the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the Harvard Management Company   

Intentionally Designed Endowment Forum at Portland State University | November 9-10, 2015, Portland, OR

Presented in partnership with Portland State University and the PSU Foundation  

Divestment and Sustainable Investment Forum in Denver | May 7-8, 2015, Denver, CO 

Presented in partnership with the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado

Student Forum at Mount Holyoke College | February 21, 2015, South Hadley, MA

Presented in partnership with the Responsible Endowment Coalition and Mount Holyoke College

Intentionally Designed Endowment Forum at Arizona State University | January 15-16, 2015, Tempe, AZ

Presented in partnership with the ASU Foundation  

Intentionally Designed Endowment Forum with Hampshire College | April 3-4, 2014, Cambridge, MA 

Presented in partnership with Hampshire College and Second Nature 

For a list of guest speakers from all past IEN events, please click here


IEN Webinars:  

Click here to access recordings of past webinars. 


Other Past Events (Not organized by IEN, but with some IEN participation): 

Click here to access a list of other past events. Examples of past events with some IEN participation include: 

  • US SIF Annual Conference

  • Yale Responsible Investing Conference
  • The SRI Conference

  • AASHE Conference

  • PRI in Person

  • NACUBO Annual Meeting

  • Impact Capitalism Summit

  • Ceres Conference


Get up to date IEN News

Sign up for our Newsletters