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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

Fast Tracking Finance: The crucial role of investors and financers in the climate decade

This forum is part of Climate Week NYC

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Sustainable Investment Forum North America 2021

This forum is part of Climate Week NYC

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Climate Week NYC

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GreenBiz 22


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Sustainability Week: Countdown to COP26

Virtual Event

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Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education

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Streaming Live

Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) 2022

South Seattle College or Virtual

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Past IEN Events

For more information on past IEN events, click here.

Phenix Digital Impact Symposium


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Past IEN Webinars

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


Four Things Investors Need to Know about ESG Performance ...

This blog by Siobhan Pender, sustainability Intern at IEN explores the misconceptions around the volatility of ESG funds in retirement plans and the step process to add ESG funds to your retirement plan line-up.

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Unlocking A New Era of Engagement

Rina Lakhlani, Sustainability Intern at IEN in this blog explores popular strategies to advance activism within the sustainable investing space. Rina equally celebrates Engine No. 1 recent success in winning three seats on Exxon Board to advance a long-term strategy on climate risk and impact Exxon’s carbon footprint, and calls on investors to rethink their engagement strategies. 

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Why Closing the Racial Equity Gap Requires an Inward Look...

Marie Gray, DEI Intern at the Intentional Endowment Network in this post shares strategies that both investors and firms can use to integrate and increase racial equity in their investment practices.

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