Weekly News Round-Up: September 20, 2019

Today we’re supporting the youth-led Global Climate Strike and looking ahead to Climate Week - if you are in New York, keep an eye out for IEN members leading conversations on the role of investors in addressing the climate crisis!

We’re also celebrating two big moves by university endowments on climate this week: the University of California laid out its reasons for moving out of fossil fuels, and the Harvard Management Company joined the Climate Action 100+ campaign to engage directly with companies. 

Looking to take action? Higher Ed institutions can sign on to this Global Climate Letter, and all institutional investors can sign on to this Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change.

And with climate top-of-mind this week, please take a moment to register for the 2020 Higher Education Climate Summit and submit a session proposal to make sure your ideas, solutions, and questions are featured alongside our growing list of confirmed speakers!

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Opportunities for Action

Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change | The Investor Agenda

  • Deadline: November 2019. For Climate Week, 515 investors managing $35 trillion in assets released the Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change - that's the largest-ever group of investors calling on governments to step up climate ambition. The statement is still open for signature by institutional investors worldwide!

Climate Survey | Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School

  • This global survey seeks to understand how - if at all - institutional investors and board directors incorporate climate related issues in their investment decision making and their oversight responsibilities, respectively.

2020 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit Call for Proposals | Intentional Endowments Network and Second Nature

  • Deadline: September 30, 2019. Colleagues from all disciplines, backgrounds, and perspectives are encouraged to submit proposals for next-level conversations, workshops, and concurrent sessions for the 2020 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit. If you have more general ideas for shaping the Summit, please submit them here.

Sign-on Opportunities:

 

New Resources & Reports

Progress Report | The Investor Agenda: Accelerating Action for a Low-Carbon World

  • The 2019 Annual Progress Report showcases investor action on climate change, highlights efforts to scale up investor action and profiles case studies of action in each of the focus areas. To date, nearly 1,200 investors have taken action in one or more of the focus areas of The Investor Agenda since its launch in September 2018. The case studies in this report aim to inspire accelerated action and bolder commitments from investors in all four focus areas.
 

Sustainable Investing By Institutional Asset Owners

Opinion: UC Investments Are Going Fossil Free. But Not Exactly for the Reasons You May Think | Los Angeles Times

  • University of California (UC) CIO and treasurer Jagdeep Singh Bachher and UC Board of Regents’ Investments Committee chair Richard Sherman explain why they have made the $13.4-billion endowment “fossil free” as of the end of this month, and why the $70-billion pension will soon be that way as well: “We have been looking years, decades and centuries ahead as we place our bets that clean energy will fuel the world’s future. That means we believe there is money to be made. We have chosen to invest for a better planet, and reap the financial rewards for UC, rather than simply divest for a headline.”

Harvard Joins Climate Action 100+ | Harvard Gazette

  • Harvard University announced that its endowment has joined Climate Action 100+, an investor-led initiative to ensure that the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take steps to address climate change. As a member of this global network, representing more than $34 trillion in combined assets, Harvard Management Company will join other investors in direct engagement with companies that include more than 100 “systemically important emitters,” accounting for two-thirds of annual global industrial emissions.

Japan GPIF’s ESG Portfolio Outperforms Market | Chief Investment Officer

  • Japan’s $1.47 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund reported that four out of five ESG indices selected by the fund outperformed their parent indices and market averages over the past two years. The fund has approximately $32.4 billion in assets under management tracking ESG indices.
 

Sustainable, Responsible, Impact & ESG Investing

Investors Turn up the Heat on Companies over Climate Change | CNN

  • A group of 515 investors urged policymakers to act with the "utmost urgency" to comply with the goals of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, which seeks to limit global warming. "Much more needs to be done by governments to accelerate the low carbon transition and to improve the resilience of our economy, society and the financial system to climate risks," the investors said in a statement ahead of next week's United Nations Climate Action Summit.

(Watch) Sustainable Returns: ESG Investing | Institutional Investor

  • Watch 9 episodes of II Live, including What’s Driving Demand for ESG Strategies?; Do Different Market Conditions Impact the Efficacy of ESG Data?; Is ESG Investing Sustainable in Itself?; Must ESG Investors Forgo Performance Objectives?; How to Distinguish Between Effective ESG Info and Greenwashing; How is ESG Research Evolving to Provide Deeper, More Relevant Insights?; Should Exclusionary Screening Be a Default Choice?; What Will the Future of ESG Investment Strategy Look Like?; and Perspectives on Risk and Return in ESG Investing

(Listen) There is No Trade-Off for Ethical Investing | Bloomberg

  • There is a rapidly growing appetite for impact investing says Colm O’Connor, senior portfolio manager on the KBI Global Investors’ Global Sustainable Infrastructure Strategy. He discussed the need for more investments into water and sustainable infrastucture with Daybreak Europe’s Roger Hearing and Caroline Hepker.

(Listen) Harvard Case Studies Show ESG Can Also Generate Alpha | Bloomberg

  • Harvard Business School Professor and former investment banker Vikram Gandhi discusses impact and sustainable investing. Hosted by Lisa Abramowicz and Paul Sweeney.

Morgan Stanley Survey Finds Investor Enthusiasm for Sustainable Investing at an All-Time High | Yahoo Finance

  • 85% of U.S. individual investors now express interest in sustainable investing strategies. As the market matures, individual investors seek more product choices that match their interests and impact measurement capabilities.

Index Funds Face Heightened Risk From Climate Change | Forbes

  • Index funds and the investors who own them face an unmanageable risk from climate change, according to the director of Stanford University’s Sustainable Finance Initiative. Many of those investors are pensions.

Dutch Pension Funds Look to Transform How Real Estate Investors Decarbonize | Chief Investment Officer

  • A new coalition backed by Dutch pension funds APG and PGGM has been formed to help real estate fund managers find avenues to decarbonize their portfolios and investment pipelines while still maintaining strong performance metrics.

UK Pensioners Commit to Determine Investments’ Impact on Climate Before Executing Deals | Chief Investment Officer

  • Chief investment officers, trustees, and other participants of some of the UK’s largest pension funds are committing to prioritize climate change concerns for every investment decision they make moving forward, as part of networking website Mallowstreet’s Climate Charter. Each signatory will ask “what is the impact on the climate?” for every investment decision that is proposed, and “to demand that the carbon impact of every investment is measured and reported on by our managers.”

Investing Green Is All the Rage, but Benchmarks Still Hazy | Reuters

  • Despite a blitz of such corporate announcements, fund managers are constantly trying to differentiate between genuine ESG and spin by looking for deeper disclosures from the companies they screen, in areas such as gender pay gap and relationship with employees and suppliers.

Good Business | Bloomberg

  • In Bloomberg’s weekly guide to sustainable finance, read about the shift to renewable energy supply in the US, soaring oil prices, the financial boost a company gets by improving diversity, the role of proxy voting in sustainable finance, and more.

Money Managers and Charities Are Offering Joint Investment Products | The Economist

  • Impact investing seems a nice idea. But it is hard to turn boutique products into mass-market ones without diluting their virtues. Impact Shares, a non-profit money manager, thinks it has a solution: exchange-traded funds developed with charities and non-profits. “Non-profits, with their long history of fighting for social causes, are much better equipped to determine good corporate citizenry than the asset managers who currently make those calls.”

To Be A Smart Investor, Be An ESG Investor | Forbes

  • This article argues the merits of ESG strategies, including that they can lower operating costs, including energy, improving asset performance for stakeholders; they are correlated with superior asset and general partner performance; they improve financial performance by driving asset values and promoting limited partner returns; and they lead to increased resiliency.

(Listen) This Correlation Between ESG Investing Scores And High Returns May Surprise You | Investor’s Business Daily

  • Evan Harvey, Global Head of Sustainability at Nasdaq, joined the "Investing with IBD" podcast for a discussion about ESG investing and how high ESG ratings correlate to high returns. IBD's Justin Nielsen also joined the episode for a discussion about current stock market conditions and three stocks to watch with notable ESG ratings: Akamai Technologies, Texas Instruments and Comcast.
 

Shareholder Engagement

200 Investors Call on US Companies to Align Climate Lobbying with Paris Agreement | Ceres

  • 200 institutional investors with a combined $6.5 trillion in assets under management announced they are calling on 47 of the largest U.S. publicly traded corporations to align their climate lobbying with the goals of the Paris Agreement, warning that lobbying activities that are inconsistent with meeting climate goals are an investment risk. The 47 companies are the U.S.-based corporations on the Climate Action 100+ focus list.

RISE Leads on Ending Sexual Harassment at Work | Robasciotti & Philipson

  • Aa unique coalition representing investors, employees, and consumers, under the umbrella effort of Force the Issue, a campaign led entirely by women — primarily women of color — has developed a database that dynamically captures whether or not corporations require employees to sign forced arbitration agreements for sexual harassment cases — and if they change their status. This post includes actions investors can take to support the campaign.

The Gender Pay Gap Will Remain Until Companies Change Their Ways | CNN

  • In this op-ed, Natasha Lamb, board chair of IEN’s nonprofit home, the Crane Institute of Sustainability, and Jennifer Klein argue that companies hold the power to create lasting structural change. But, the first thing companies need to do to close the pay gap is to admit they have a problem. That is, to do in the United States what they are already mandated to do in the United Kingdom: Disclose the median pay gap of their workforce.

Sustainable Investors Representing $90T Rally to Fight Amazon Fires | Sustainable Brands

  • The world’s largest responsible investor group is campaigning to end the manmade fires raging through the Amazon, as latest assessment reveals increased deforestation since the 2014 New York Declaration on Forests. The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) — an organization furthering sustainable finance with more than 2,200 investor signatories representing $90 trillion — is releasing a statement addressed to companies doing business in the Amazon.

Gun Companies Are Not Exempt from Obligation to Respect Human Rights, Investors Say | ICCR

  • Members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility announced that they are calling on fellow shareholders in gun maker American Outdoor Brands to support a proposal requesting the company develop a human rights policy. The proposal, which was filed by several faith-based investors, is scheduled to go to a vote at the company’s annual general meeting, which will be held by telecast at 12:00 noon ET on September 24th. 

Firearms—Investor Responses amid Political Inaction | Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

  • ISS ESG monitors companies globally for involvement in civilian firearms and ammunition. In this article, ISS ESG staff review recent investor action.
 

Community Impact Investing

CUMU and The Democracy Collaborative Partner with 31 Colleges and Universities to Launch the Anchor Learning Network | Democracy Collaborative

  • The Anchor Learning Network is a joint project of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and The Democracy Collaborative, and is supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. It builds on the success of the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative, a year-long pilot program launched in 2018, in bringing colleges and universities together to jointly explore how they can adopt an anchor mission: using their place-based assets—educational and operational—to advance the well-being of the communities they call home.

Mission, Money & Markets: A New Fund Launches to Spread Equitable Financial Services in the South | Kresge Foundation

  • The Kresge Foundation announced a $5 million program-related investment into a new vehicle, the Inclusiv Southern Equity Fund. This fund, set to close this fall with $45 million in commitments, will provide secondary capital loans to credit unions, giving them the balance-sheet equity they need to increase banking services and asset-building opportunities to families with low-income across the southern United States. When fully deployed, they expect to reach 30,000 previously unbanked people through this fund.

National Opportunity Zones Academy Launches in Five Cities | Connect

  • The Rockefeller Foundation and Smart Growth America joined forces to launch the National Opportunity Zones Academy. The academy, which will operate in Chicago, Miami/Miami Beach, FL, Norfolk, VA, Pittsburgh, PA and Seattle, WA, will be responsible for attracting socially responsible investment, with the goal of driving sustainable growth in Opportunity Zones.
 

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Commonfund Launches Portal to Increase Diversity of Managers | Pensions & Investments

  • Commonfund has launched a new manager portal for due diligence materials from women- and minority-owned money managers to facilitate the receipt and review of investment information from women and minority managers investing in credit, equities, fixed income, hedge funds and real estate. Managers who submit materials through the portal by Nov. 1 will have their submissions reviewed before the end of 2019.

The Berkeley Startup Cluster Launches "Berkeley Ventures, Berkeley Values" For More Diversity, Equity and Inclusion among Berkeley's Innovators | Yahoo Finance

  • The Berkeley Startup Cluster, including the City of Berkeley, Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley’s top accelerator, Berkeley SkyDeck, as well as other UC Berkeley departments and accelerators, are launching today the “Berkeley Ventures, Berkeley Values” initiative to elevate awareness and drive greater diversity, equity and inclusion in the local tech and biotech industries.
 

Gender Lens Investing

Want to Help Tackle Gender Inequality and Make a Profit? | This Is Money

  • The L&G Future World Gender in Leadership UK Index fund - or somewhat more snappy GIRL fund as it is known - favours companies with better gender diversity. The brain child of Dame Helena Morrisey who also founded the 30% club, it has outperformed both its benchmark and IA UK All Companies sector average return since its launch in May 2018.

Invest for Better Launches Investment Club Model and Toolkit for Women Impact Investors | PR Newswire

  • Invest for Better is a nonprofit campaign on a mission to help women demystify impact investing, take control of their capital, and mobilize their money for good. Knowing that women often prefer to learn from and with peers, the initiative created a model for Invest for Better Circles – communities of women investors that help both novice and experienced investors overcome barriers, increase their knowledge, and hold each other accountable for moving money into purposeful investments.
 

Investment Firm News

Research-Driven Investment Consulting Firm NEPC Unveils New Diverse Manager Policy | Yahoo Finance

  • NEPC, an independent and research-driven investment consultant and private wealth advisor, today announced a new diverse manager policy that outlines specific short-term and long-term goals for increasing NEPC’s engagement with diverse managers.

BlackRock, Vanguard Accused of Opposing Shareholder Efforts on Climate | Yahoo Finance

  • BlackRock Inc. and the Vanguard Group, the two largest asset managers, are falling short as shareholders in combating the risks of climate change, according to nonprofit group Majority Action. As the threats from global warming have intensified, some large asset managers voted more assertively to urge the companies to reduce their carbon footprint. BNP Paribas SA and Pacific Investment Management Co. led the way, voting in favor of almost all the 41 climate-change resolutions examined. Law.com Corporate Counsel reported on BlackRock and Vanguard’s responses as well.

State Street to Battle BlackRock, DWS With New Sustainable Funds | Yahoo FInance

  • State Street Corp. is almost doubling its line-up of socially-responsible exchange-traded funds as it looks to compete with the likes of BlackRock Inc. and Deutsche Bank AG’s DWS Group in the burgeoning market for values-oriented investing.

ESG Investing Trend Has Powered Index Giant MSCI to Market Outperformance in 2019 | MarketWatch

  • Index and research giant MSCI Inc. has seen its stock outperform the market this year, buoyed by its rapidly expanding ESG investing services. “It is the fastest-growing business,” said Remy Briand, head of ESG at MSCI.

Schroders’ Global Investor Study Finds that US Investors’ Ambitions Fail to Reflect Their Actions within Sustainable Investments | Yahoo Finance

  • According to the annual Global Investor Study conducted by Schroders, global asset manager with $565.5 billion in assets under management, American investors are positive on sustainable investing and believe it makes a difference, but aren’t necessarily incorporating it into the investment decisions.
 

Economic & Policy Shifts

Carbon Tax Campaign Unveils New Details and Backers | Axios

  • New details are emerging about a low-profile carbon tax campaign whose backers are confident will prevail in a climate debate defined by heated Democratic rhetoric and a lack of apparent interest by most Republicans. The group, the Climate Leadership Council, is pushing a carbon tax whose proceeds will be refunded back to consumers.

The Free Market Must Account for Environmental and Social Impact | Stanford Social Innovation Review

  • Companies, investors, and consumers need an expanded set of metrics that more broadly and accurately measure risk, return, and value. In addition, they need practices that support relevant data collection, management, and integration into strategy and decision making.
 

Climate Risk, Science, and Clean Energy

The Environmental Movement Needs to Reckon with Its Racist History | Vice

  • Indigenous peoples and people of color are disproportionately affected by our global climate crisis. But in the mainstream green movement and in the media, they are often forgotten or excluded. This is Tipping Point, a new VICE series that covers environmental justice stories about and, where possible, written by people in the communities experiencing the stark reality of our changing planet.

The Climate Crisis Is a Feminist Issue | Daily Hampshire Gazette

  • In this article, Smith College professor Carrie Baker lays out the disproportionate impact of climate change on women and girls.

Climate Change and the Media: More News Is Good News | Greenbiz

  • There’s an apparent pivot taking place in the news media: Climate change is morphing from a controversy to a crisis. The number and frequency of political stories debating whether climate change is real are going the way of, well, coal-fired power plants. In its place are stories about adaptation, mitigation and sequestration. In other words, climate solutions.

The Climate Crisis and the Case for Hope | Rolling Stone

  • Protesters and politicians are stepping up and fighting for the future we want. Will 2019 be remembered as a turning point?

The Oil Industry vs. the Electric Car | Politico

  • Electric vehicles could make up nearly half the fleet of passenger cars and trucks by 2040. But oil and gas companies are striking back. Groups backed by industry giants like Exxon Mobil and the Koch empire are waging a state-by-state, multimillion-dollar battle to squelch utilities’ plans to build charging stations across the country. Environmentalists call the fight a reprise of the “Who Killed the Electric Car?” battles that doomed an earlier generation of battery-driven vehicles in the 1990s.

Are Oil Majors Really Pushing Beyond Petroleum? | E&E News

  • This article reviews signs that major oil producers are beginning the transition to renewables and shift business models in response to climate change and market forces.

Global Renewable Energy Initiative Aims to Bring a Billion People in from the Dark | The Guardian

  • Electricity could be delivered to more than a billion people currently living without it within a decade by linking up small-scale projects into a giant, environmentally-friendly network, according to the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty.

Want a Job? Think Energy Efficiency | Houston Chronicle

  • Energy efficiency is the fastest-growing segment of employment in the energy sector, reflecting demand for energy-efficient appliances, light bulbs and windows.
 
 

General Higher Education Endowment News

VTS to Designate $1.7 Million as a Fund to Make Reparations | Virginia Theological Seminary

  • Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) announced that it will create an endowment fund from which the income will fund reparation. The income from the endowment will be allocated annually in conversation with key stakeholders for the following purposes: the needs emerging from local congregations linked with VTS; the particular needs of any descendants of enslaved persons that worked at the Seminary; the work of African American alumni/ae, especially in historic Black congregations; the raising up of African American clergy in The Episcopal Church; other activities and programs that promote justice and inclusion.

University of California Endowment Returns 8.24% in Fiscal 2019 | Chief Investment Officer

Endowment Makes Notre Dame Education Affordable | Notre Dame

  • In this article, Notre Dame vice president and chief investment officer Scott Malpass discusses the role of the endowment in meeting the university’s goals, how the endowment is managed, and the potential impacts of a new tax included in the 2017 tax legislation.
 

General Higher Education Sustainability News

Why College Campuses Are Going Green | US News & World Report

  • Many colleges across the country are working to become "greener" and to impart lessons to students about how to care for the natural world around them. Some are aiming to become "carbon neutral" – meaning any emissions from one activity at the school are offset by removing or producing less carbon elsewhere. In 2006, presidents from 12 schools, including the University of Florida, Ball State University in Indiana and Oberlin College in Ohio, became the first signatories of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, which sets a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions on their campuses. Since then, more than 800 institutions have signed on.

A Teachable Moment: Educators Must Join Students in Demanding Climate Justice | The Guardian

  • In this op-ed, Professors from Middlebury College and Swarthmore College argue that faculty risk losing credibility with young people if they cannot take action in support of the defining cause of their generation.

Climate Change as a Social Justice Issue | Smith College

  • As alarm bells warn with increasing urgency of the effects of global climate change, Smith is responding with an urgency of its own. It has designated this academic year as the Year on Climate Change as a way of involving the entire campus community in seeking solutions.
 

Fossil Fuel Divestment

Opinion: UC Investments Are Going Fossil Free. But Not Exactly for the Reasons You May Think | Los Angeles Times

  • University of California (UC) CIO and treasurer Jagdeep Singh Bachher and UC Board of Regents’ Investments Committee chair Richard Sherman explain why they have made the $13.4-billion endowment “fossil free” as of the end of this month, and why the $70-billion pension will soon be that way as well: “We have been looking years, decades and centuries ahead as we place our bets that clean energy will fuel the world’s future. That means we believe there is money to be made. We have chosen to invest for a better planet, and reap the financial rewards for UC, rather than simply divest for a headline.”

A Short History of Divestment at Reed | Reed College Quest

  • This article traces the history of divestment movements at Reed College, from divesting from South African companies in the 1980s to today’s calls for divestment from Wells Fargo and fossil fuel investments.

Every Strategy Should Be Used to Address Climate Crisis — Including Divestment | Chronicle of Higher Education

First Major U.S. Insurer Begins Divestment from Fossil Fuels | EcoWatch

  • Earlier this summer, Chubb, the largest commercial insurance company in the U.S., announced a new policy to address climate change. Saying that it "will not underwrite risks related to the construction and operation of new coal-fired plants," the company has become the first major U.S. insurer to adopt a policy restricting coal insurance.

Islamic Groups ‘Call Upon All Muslims’ to Divest from Oil and Gas | Energy Voice

  • The Islamic Foundation for Environmental and Ecological Sciences, the Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board and the Bahu Trust released a statement calling on Muslims to “evaluate” their savings. They added that it is time “communities look to moving towards climate friendly investments”.

Faith Pledges Push Global Fossil Fuel Divestments Over $11 Trillion | National Catholic Reporter

  • Pledges this week to cut financial ties with fossil fuels by 22 faith groups, including bishops in the Philippines and East Africa, pushed the global divestment movement over an estimated $11 trillion in assets redirected from coal, oil and gas companies.

Coal divestment hits South Africa | Mail & Guardian

  • If you’re a global mining giant, you want out of coal quick sticks for the simple reason that the major investment funds will no longer put their money into fossil fuels, especially coal. Global funds have announced that their collective $11-trillion under management will no longer fund investments that contribute to the climate catastrophe that is global warming. Two of the biggest names in mining, Anglo American and South32, have sold or are selling their South African coal mines, rather than face divestment pressure from investors that would affect their overall holdings.

CalSTRS Faces Calls to Divest from Fossil-fuel Investments | Pensions & Investments

  • CalSTRS beneficiaries, students, representatives of non-profit organizations and one trustee are urging the $241.3 billion West Sacramento-based pension plan to divest from fossil-fuel investments.

Asset Owners Struggle with Divestment as ESG Tool | Pensions & Investments

  • Asset owners such as CalSTRS say they are loath to resort to divestment as they increasingly act on incorporating sustainability and ESG factors into their investing.
 

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

IEN Events:

2020 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit | Intentional Endowments Network and Second Nature, February 23-25, 2020, Atlanta, GA. Registration is now live, with early bird rates available! Provide input to shape the agenda here, or propose a session topic here before the September 30th proposal deadline!

Other Events:

Sustainable Investment Forum North America 2019 | UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative, September 25, 2019, New York, NY (Climate Week)

Regenerative Food Systems Investment Forum | RFSI Forum, September 30-October 1, 2019, Oakland, CA IEN Members can use special DISCOUNT CODE: IEN-15 and get 15% off registration.

Business, Investments & the SDGs: A Powerful Opportunity for Shared Prosperity | University of New Hampshire, October 1, 2019, 12:40-2pm, Durham, NH

GIIN Investor Forum | GIIN, October 2-3, 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Interested members should contact hannah@intentionalendowments.org to access a 10% off registration IEN Member discount code.

Color of Education Summit | Public School Forum of NC, The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, and Policy Bridge at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, October 26, 2019, Raleigh, NC

2019 AASHE Conference & Expo: Co-Creating a Sustainable Economy | AASHE, October 27-30, 2019, Spokane, WA

21st Annual Endowment and Foundation Forum | Opal, November 7-8, 2019, Boston, MA

2nd Impact Summit America | Phenix Capital, November 14, 2019, New York, NY. Asset owner IEN members are eligible for complementary registration.

GreenBiz 20 | GreenBiz, February 4-6, 2020, Phoenix, AZ

Croatan Forum 2020 | Croatan Institute, April 27-29, 2020, Durham, NC

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