GIVING TUESDAY For a Just Society!

#ImpactGiving 

 

Help us raise $25 000 to advance Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the endowment investment Processes.

 

 

On #GivingTuesday, make a positive impact in support of IEN's JEDI initiative and operations by Making a donation today.

Online contributions are quick and easy through PayPal

 

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a national day of giving, established in 2012 as a way to begin the giving season and encourage people to give back to charity. 

Why should I Support IEN's Giving Tuesday Campaign?

Higher education institutions are pivotal actors with the power to drive systemic change. College and university endowment assets collectively total more than $821 billion. Determining how much of those assets are managed by diverse-owned firms remains a challenge, as a majority of the 50 wealthiest U.S. colleges and universities decline to disclose data. Your donation will help include more HBCUs/MSIs into the sustainable investing conversation and educate endowments decision makers about investing with a DEI lens.

How is my Giving Tuesday donation used?

A gift of $50...

Could keep our programming going by providing our staff with a cup of coffee and purchase software subscriptions.

 

A gift of $250...

Could provide sustainable investing resources such as toolkits, reports for endowments to learn best practices and apply it in their investment strategies  

A gift of $1000...

Could help plan a peer learning event. We plan an average of 12 webinars, a conference and a forum per year.

Give to amplify the work being done at IEN today!


What do we do with your Giving Tuesday Donations?

IEN strive to center justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all of its initiatives. This year we've hired a Director of JEDI, Paris Prince to help integrate these principles, and since then we've been able to achieve the following:

  • IEN has collaborated with GEM on a piece highlighting the essential role of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in investment decisions for AASHE’s 2022 Anthology
  • We've help a 3 part series on Unconscious Bias in the Investment Industry during Black history month
  • We had 650+ higher Education professionals at our 2022 Summit working to prioritize issues like climate justice, allocating to diverse managers, and investing with a racial and gender equity lens.
  • We also prioritized racial equity at our Climate Week event in September with the open remarks of Derrick Johnson, CEO of the NAACP. 
 

Here is what event attendees had to say about the Climate Week Event: 

"I woke up this morning thinking what an inspiring roundtable event that was yesterday.  Thank you to all at IEN for the hard work of organizing it. It was wonderful to network and learn from so many interesting and committed organizations and people.

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"Of all my Climate Week events, the IEN afternoon stood out as being a place where investors came together to work on hard issues.  I have had many follow ups and really appreciate your leadership in putting together a format that encouraged real dialogue and action.  I look forward to more work together."

Looking Ahead...

  • Coordinating IEN’s JEDI working group
  • Engaging more diverse managers and minority-serving institutions in the Network
  • Host a BIPOC/HBCU/Leaders of Color dinner at the 2023 Summit for 30 - 40 selected invitees to build, strengthen and recognize BIPOC leadership in climate justice work

 

Give to advance Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the endowment investment Processes Today.

 

More Ways to Give

Want to support IEN but don't want to donate online? 

Give by Mail 

Mail your check to:

The Crane Institute of Sustainability, Inc.

P.O. Box 983

Andover, MA 01810

Checks made payable to The Crane Institute of Sustainability* can be mailed to P.O. Box 983 Andover, MA 01810, or contact business manager Noreen Marton to process a wire transfer.

Give Via Amazonsmile 

  • You can make a gift via Amazonsmile by adding The Crane Institute of Sustainability Inc to your amazon account. See instructions on how to  do it here.
  • By doing so the Crane Institute (IEN) will receives up to .5% on each eligible purchase

 

Thank you for making a difference!

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