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

GreenBiz 22

SCOTTSDALE, AZ JW MARRIOTT CAMELBACK INN

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Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) 2022

South Seattle College or Virtual

Learn more and register here


Past IEN Events

For more information on past IEN events, click here.


Past IEN Webinars

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


Blog

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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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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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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