What's Happening at Endowments?

Investment Policy Statements

Sustainable Investment Funds 

Committees on Investor Responsibility 

Student Managed Funds

Proxy Voting Policies, Guidelines & Activities


Case Studies

Arizona State University Case Study | Intentional Endowments Network, 2018

Hampshire College Case Study | Intentional Endowments Network, November 2017

Learning by Doing: Lessons from WRI's Sustainable Investing Journey | World Resources Institute, September 2018


Endowment Snapshots

Look at each institution individually to see what initiatives they have committed to or click the logo of a particular initiative to look at all the institutions in our growing database that participate.





Amherst College

Appalachian State University

Arizona State University

Becker College

Brandeis University

Brown University

California State University - East Bay

California State University - Long Beach

California State University - Northridge

Carleton College

Chatham University

Colorado State University

Columbia University 

Dickinson College  

Duke University

Eastern Washington University   

Georgetown University

Green Mountain College

Grinnell College

Hampshire College

Harvard University

Humboldt State University

Lane Community College

Lewis and Clark College

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola Marymount University

Mennonite Education Agency

Middlebury College

Northland College

Oberlin College

Pitzer College

Portland State University

Pratt Institute

San Francisco State University

Simon Fraser University

Stanford University 

Swarthmore College

The New School

Unity College

University of British Columbia

University of California 

University of Dayton

University of Edinburgh

University of Maine

University System of Maryland

University of Massachusetts

University of New Hampshire

University of North Carolina Asheville

University of Oregon

University of Ottawa

University of Southern Maine

University of Texas System

University of Toronto

University of Utah

University of Vermont 

University of Winnipeg

Villanova University

Virginia Wesleyan University

Warren Wilson College

Williams College

World Resources Institute

Yale University 



Endowment Participation in Investor Networks

College & university signatories to the PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment)

College & university signatories to the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project)

College & university members of INCR (managed by Ceres)

Colleges & universities committed to fossil fuel divestment (Fossil Free)



Reports and Resources 

“Environmental, Social and Governance Investing by College and University Endowments in the United States:  Social Responsibility, Sustainability, and Stakeholder Relations” | IRRC Institute and Tellus Institute, July 2012  

"College Endowment Investment Trends and Best Practices: An Analysis of STARS Data" | Sustainable Endowments Institute, September 2014 (pdf)





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