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

The Intentional Endowments Network (IEN) connects endowments, asset managers, investment consultants, nonprofit partners, and individuals.

Join our community of over 200 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.

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


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

Intentional Endowments

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The Next Generation



IEN is committed to making justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) part of the culture and the strength of our organization and work.

Our programming goals include dismantling racism and supporting the careers and professional development of traditionally marginalized or underrepresented groups to help create a more equitable and just society, aligning with the mission of the organization. Read our full JEDI Statement on the Commitment to JEDI page.   

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

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Past IEN Events

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The Intentional Endowments Network's 2023 Fall Forum

Virginia Wesleyan University

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Past IEN Webinars

We maintain an archive of over 80 past IEN webinars, available to IEN members here.


IEN Q&A: 2024 ESG and Sustainable Investing Trends -Asset...

2023 saw major developments surrounding environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investments, including lawsuits, political controversy, and increased regulatory scrutiny. Despite these challenges, ESG investment performance remains strong. As we look ahead to 2024, IEN spoke with Marina Severinovsky, Head of Sustainability, North America, Schroders, and a member of the IEN Sustainable Retirements Expert Council, about the outlook of ESG and sustainable investing in 2024 from an asset manager’s perspective.

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Nation’s Largest 4-year Public University System Joins In...

All 23 universities in the California State University system to engage and learn alongside peer institutions to further sustainable investing and promote equity in finance.

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Warren Wilson College: 2023 Shareholder Engagement Impact...

The Intentional Endowments Network (IEN) is proud to announce the release of the Warren Wilson College 2023 Shareholder Engagement Briefing Paper.  

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