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

Sustainable Retirements

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

Events & Webinars

Responsible Asset Owners - the Americas 2023

Allen & Overy LLP, 1221 6th Ave, NY, United States, NY 10020

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GreenFin 2023

New Omni Seaport, Boston, MA

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Past IEN Events

For more information on past IEN events, click here.

2023 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit

University of Miami

February 5 - 7, 2023

Learn more here.

Racial Equity Investing Leadership Summit

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Economist Impact - 3rd annual Sustainability Week US

Washington, DC and Virtual

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Past IEN Webinars

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


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Honoring Felicia Davis, the inaugural recipient of the In...

Honoring Felicia Davis, the inaugural recipient of the Intentional Endowments Network Leadership Award!

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Celebrating Black Impact Investing Professionals: Black H...

Celebrating Black Impact Investing Professionals  Black History Month Edition Four Black sustainable finance professionals in our network share their experiences in both the impact investing and traditional finance industries.

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