Our peer-learning network encourages and supports higher education institutions to adopt investment strategies that create an equitable, low-carbon, and regenerative economy.

Intentional Endowments Network connects endowments, asset managers, investment consultants, nonprofit partners, and individuals.

Join our community of active members to connect with peers, stay up to date on the latest best practices, develop partnerships, and advance the field of mission-aligned, sustainable investing.

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IEN focuses on addressing inequality and the climate crisis recognizing their systemic and existential threats to a thriving society.

We support endowed institutions to address these issues by mobilizing capital through:

Intentional Endowments

Sustainable Retirements

The Next Generation

Our interactive Roadmap for Intentionally Designed Endowments guides endowed institutions and their service providers to advance mission-aligned, sustainable investing.

Endowments have a unique opportunity where doing the right thing for the climate – reducing their exposure to stranded carbon asset risk, and investing solutions – is also the smart thing for their investment portfolios.

– Bob Litterman

Chair, Risk Committee
Kepos Capital LP

Events & Webinars

Ceres 2021

Organizer: Ceres

Learn more and register here. IEN Member discount: 15% with promo code "IEN"


AshokaU Exchange

Location: Virtual

During the AshokaU Exchange, join IEN for our session, titled: "$650 Billion Opportunity: Connecting Students with the Transformative Power Of University Endowments"

Learn more and register here.


GreenFin 2021

Organizer: GreenBiz

Learn more here.


Past IEN Events

For more information on past IEN events, click here.


AshokaU Exchange

Location: Virtual

During the AshokaU Exchange, join IEN for our session, titled: "$650 Billion Opportunity: Connecting Students with the Transformative Power Of University Endowments"

Learn more and register here.


Past IEN Webinars

We maintain an archive of over 40 past IEN webinars, available to IEN members here.


Blog

Five Top Things Endowments Needs to Know About IEN Racial...

This post by Gwladys Ngatchou, of IEN, is part of a series in which IEN members and network partners share their thinking about intentional endowment investing to address racial injustice and other diversity, equity, and inclusion themes. Follow along to read members' insights on five points endowments and institutions can learn and apply from IEN’s primer to gain financial returns while investing for a just and sustainable economy.

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Statement on the Attack on the US Capitol Building

The violent insurrection at the US Capitol yesterday was an horrific attack on democracy.  We join many others in condemning those involved, including Donald Trump for inciting this violence and praising those defacing the Capitol Building and terrorizing those serving our nation.  We have been heartened by the strong statements from college and university presidents across the country.  It is crucial that higher education and the investment industry call out this ongoing threat to our democracy.   It is also critical to recognize that so many of the lies and conspiracy theories threatening a peaceful transfer of power are fueled by explicitly racist ideologies proactively working to preserve and strengthen white supremacy in America.  Colleges and universities must continue to enhance...

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The Top Two Questions I Hear from Investors Exploring CDFIs

This post by Andrea Longton of Opportunity Finance Network is part of a series in which IEN members share their thinking about intentional investing in the face of the global pandemic. Follow along to get insight into the new challenges and opportunities we as a network are facing. 

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