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.

Become an IEN Member

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

Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC)

Online Event

Organizer: Social Enterprises

Learn more and register here.

As a Community Partner for the WOHESC our members are welcome can use this code (IEN30) to get a 30% discount during registration. 


RI Digital: USA 2020 Conference

Organizer: Responsible Investor (RI)

Learn more here.


Energy Transition Summit

Organizer: Reuters Events

Location: London, UK

Learn more here.


Past IEN Events

For more information on past IEN events, click here.


Fixed-Income Investing in Regenerative Agriculture & Resilient Food Systems

Online

Organizer: Croatan Conversations Events

Learn more here.


Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC)

Online Event

Organizer: Social Enterprises

Learn more and register here.

As a Community Partner for the WOHESC our members are welcome can use this code (IEN30) to get a 30% discount during registration. 


IEN Webinar: Sustainable Retirements Initiative - Faculty and Staff Leadership

Date, time, and more information forthcoming.


Past IEN Webinars

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


Blog

Announcing a Milestone in Tony Cortese's Career

October 2020 Dear IEN Community, It is bittersweet to share the news that our co-founder Tony Cortese will be retiring this fall.   This marks not only a milestone for the Intentional Endowments Network, but also for an amazing career of service, leadership, and vision.  Tony’s story is a powerful one. Starting in Boston’s North End (“Little Italy”), he graduated from Boston Latin School and was the first in his family to attend college at Tufts and receive a doctorate from the Harvard School of Public Health. Deeply driven by the impulse to serve, Tony charted a path in public health and sustainability in public service for the US EPA and MA Dept. of Environmental Protection. He then turned his attention...

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Karner Blue Capital: Rethinking the Link Between Animal W...

This post by Andrew Niebler of Karner Blue Capital is part of a series in which IEN members will 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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New Shareholder Proposal Seeks to Help Investors Mitigat...

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