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

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.

Ceres 2021

Organizer: Ceres

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

Past IEN Webinars

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


How IEN is Supporting the Education of the Next Generatio...

IEN focuses on addressing inequality and the climate crisis by mobilizing capital through endowments, retirement funds, and student-managed investment funds (SMIFs). This spring, we released a new report on the state of the field of SMIFs, highlighting the assets under management, fund structure, and sustainable investing strategies used by SMIFs. SMIFs provide an experiential education opportunity for students interested in finance by allowing students to actively participate in financial markets by managing a real investment portfolio. These SMIFs support students in gaining real-world experience and developing their professional networks, frequently resulting in high job placement rates.

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IEN Members Insight: A Snapshot of the 2020 Intentional E...

The annual member survey is one of the ways in which we assess how members are engaging with the network, what they find useful, and what priorities are emerging for this community. This post provides a snapshot of what IEN members had to say about their participation in the network.

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IEN Q&A: Defined Contribution Plans with an ESG Overlay: ...

Amrita Sareen, Senior Advisor at the Intentional Endowment Network in this post interviews five investment experts on the challenges of ESG focused retirements plans. Click here to access previous interviews 

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