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

Sustainable Retirements Initiative: Faculty and Staff Leadership

Date, time, and more information forthcoming.


2020 OFN Virtual Conference

Virtual

Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) combat economic inequality by matching capital to communities in deep need.

This year’s OFN Virtual Conference—the largest gathering in the CDFI industry—will feature four half-days of inspiring plenaries, energizing sessions, distinguished speakers, networking...


Energy Transition Summit

Organizer: Reuters Events

Location: London, UK

Learn more here.


ESG Investment Europe

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.


Sustainable Retirements Initiative: Faculty and Staff Leadership

Date, time, and more information forthcoming.


Past IEN Webinars

To view recordings from past IEN webinars, click here.


Blog

Climate Progress of US and UK’s Higher Ed Institutions

  This post by Cam Do, of IEN, explores how US and UK Universities have responded to climate change and committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the last decade.

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A Larger View of Diversity

This post by Lynn DePippo of Pythia Capital 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 insights into DEI and the "S" factor in ESG.

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Systemic Racial Discrimination and Higher Education Endow...

This post by Keith Johnson and Tiffany Reeves, of Reinhart, 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 higher education endowments and foundations'  legal obligation to actively participate in efforts to address inequities associated with systemic racial discrimination. 

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