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IEN Q&A 2024 ESG and Sustainable Investing Trends: Impax'...

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 Jeff Vilker, Director of Defined & Contribution at Impax Asset Management on his thoughts of the state of ESG as we begin the year.

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13 University Teams to Participate in Challenge Focused o...

Undergraduate and graduate students from Cornell University, Columbia University, Bard College, Shenandoah University, University of Michigan, Felix Houphouet-Boigny University, Hampton University, Virginia Wesleyan University, Central Washington University, Smith College, University of Southern California, University of Minnesota, and the University of California Berkeley Haas to compete in the IEN Student Corporate Engagement Challenge.

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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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Eight Historically Black Institutions Join the Intentiona...

Atlanta University Center Consortium, Dillard University, Florida Memorial University, Howard University, Johnson C Smith University, Lincoln University, Talladega College and UNCF to engage and learn alongside peer institutions to further sustainable investing and champion justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in finance.

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SIILK Initiative Call Recap: A Conversation with the Maya...

Recently, IEN’s SIILK Initiative had the pleasure of hosting a presentation from the budding Mayaan Fund, a student-managed investment fund out of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (HUJI). Elana Steinbach and Shir Kahanov, the student-and-faculty leads of the Fund, explained the fund’s inception, its role in the HUJI community and venture capital ecosystem, and the fund structure. 

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15 Reasons Why ESG Factors Affect Investment Risk & Retu...

2023 has been full of undeniable signs -- from the urgent effects of climate change to ongoing systemic racial injustices – that investment portfolios that ensure long-term shareholder value demand an analysis of all major financial risks and opportunities – including those related to climate change social equity. In this blog, we share the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)'s compelling press coverage underscoring investor’s fiduciary obligation to consider how ESG factors affect investment risk and return.

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Nicole Torrico Promoted to Managing Director

We’re excited to share that Nicole Torrico has been appointed Managing Director of the Intentional Endowments Network (IEN). Nicole has made a significant impact across our organization and the broader field, and her appointment is a testament to her expertise, leadership abilities, and continued contributions to IEN’s organizational success. Nicole has been an integral member of the IEN team, driving our mission to  encourage and support higher education institutions to adopt investment strategies that create an equitable, low-carbon, and regenerative economy.

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Celebrating Juneteenth at IEN

As we reflect on the importance of Juneteenth, we want to share with you some of the ways we’re honoring Juneteenth at IEN, and also ways investors can prioritize racial equity and environmental justice. Below, read about: Our upcoming Juneteenth webinar on the power of reparations and reparative finance to undo systemic harm; A recent JEDI quarterly call, featuring 4 powerful presentations from racial equity professionals and; The recent commitment we made at the Racial Equity Leadership Collaborative Summit  to advancing racial equity lens investing. We hope these updates would inspire and encourage you to integrate justice into your sustainable investing work, and we look forward to engaging with you in the coming weeks.  Wishing you a reflective and inspiring...

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Celebrating Juneteenth at IEN

As we reflect on the importance of Juneteenth, we want to share with you some of the ways we’re honoring Juneteenth at IEN, and also ways investors can prioritize racial equity and environmental justice. Below, read about: Our upcoming Juneteenth webinar on the power of reparations and reparative finance to undo systemic harm; A recent JEDI quarterly call, featuring 4 powerful presentations from racial equity professionals and; The recent commitment we made at the Racial Equity Leadership Collaborative Summit  to advancing racial equity lens investing. We hope these updates would inspire and encourage you to integrate justice into your sustainable investing work, and we look forward to engaging with you in the coming weeks.  Wishing you a reflective and inspiring...

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Nicole Torrico Promoted to Managing Director

We’re excited to share that Nicole Torrico has been appointed Managing Director of the Intentional Endowments Network (IEN). Nicole has made a significant impact across our organization and the broader field, and her appointment is a testament to her expertise, leadership abilities, and continued contributions to IEN’s organizational success. Nicole has been an integral member of the IEN team, driving our mission to  encourage and support higher education institutions to adopt investment strategies that create an equitable, low-carbon, and regenerative economy.

Read More


15 Reasons Why ESG Factors Affect Investment Risk & Retu...

2023 has been full of undeniable signs -- from the urgent effects of climate change to ongoing systemic racial injustices – that investment portfolios that ensure long-term shareholder value demand an analysis of all major financial risks and opportunities – including those related to climate change social equity. In this blog, we share the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)'s compelling press coverage underscoring investor’s fiduciary obligation to consider how ESG factors affect investment risk and return.

Read More


SIILK Initiative Call Recap: A Conversation with the Maya...

Recently, IEN’s SIILK Initiative had the pleasure of hosting a presentation from the budding Mayaan Fund, a student-managed investment fund out of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (HUJI). Elana Steinbach and Shir Kahanov, the student-and-faculty leads of the Fund, explained the fund’s inception, its role in the HUJI community and venture capital ecosystem, and the fund structure. 

Read More


Eight Historically Black Institutions Join the Intentiona...

Atlanta University Center Consortium, Dillard University, Florida Memorial University, Howard University, Johnson C Smith University, Lincoln University, Talladega College and UNCF to engage and learn alongside peer institutions to further sustainable investing and champion justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in finance.

Read More


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.  

Read More


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.

Read More


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.

Read More


13 University Teams to Participate in Challenge Focused o...

Undergraduate and graduate students from Cornell University, Columbia University, Bard College, Shenandoah University, University of Michigan, Felix Houphouet-Boigny University, Hampton University, Virginia Wesleyan University, Central Washington University, Smith College, University of Southern California, University of Minnesota, and the University of California Berkeley Haas to compete in the IEN Student Corporate Engagement Challenge.

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IEN Q&A 2024 ESG and Sustainable Investing Trends: Impax'...

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 Jeff Vilker, Director of Defined & Contribution at Impax Asset Management on his thoughts of the state of ESG as we begin the year.

Read More


15 Reasons Why ESG Factors Affect Investment Risk & Retu...

2023 has been full of undeniable signs -- from the urgent effects of climate change to ongoing systemic racial injustices – that investment portfolios that ensure long-term shareholder value demand an analysis of all major financial risks and opportunities – including those related to climate change social equity. In this blog, we share the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)'s compelling press coverage underscoring investor’s fiduciary obligation to consider how ESG factors affect investment risk and return.

Read More


13 University Teams to Participate in Challenge Focused o...

Undergraduate and graduate students from Cornell University, Columbia University, Bard College, Shenandoah University, University of Michigan, Felix Houphouet-Boigny University, Hampton University, Virginia Wesleyan University, Central Washington University, Smith College, University of Southern California, University of Minnesota, and the University of California Berkeley Haas to compete in the IEN Student Corporate Engagement Challenge.

Read More


Celebrating Juneteenth at IEN

As we reflect on the importance of Juneteenth, we want to share with you some of the ways we’re honoring Juneteenth at IEN, and also ways investors can prioritize racial equity and environmental justice. Below, read about: Our upcoming Juneteenth webinar on the power of reparations and reparative finance to undo systemic harm; A recent JEDI quarterly call, featuring 4 powerful presentations from racial equity professionals and; The recent commitment we made at the Racial Equity Leadership Collaborative Summit  to advancing racial equity lens investing. We hope these updates would inspire and encourage you to integrate justice into your sustainable investing work, and we look forward to engaging with you in the coming weeks.  Wishing you a reflective and inspiring...

Read More


Eight Historically Black Institutions Join the Intentiona...

Atlanta University Center Consortium, Dillard University, Florida Memorial University, Howard University, Johnson C Smith University, Lincoln University, Talladega College and UNCF to engage and learn alongside peer institutions to further sustainable investing and champion justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in finance.

Read More


IEN Q&A 2024 ESG and Sustainable Investing Trends: Impax'...

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 Jeff Vilker, Director of Defined & Contribution at Impax Asset Management on his thoughts of the state of ESG as we begin the year.

Read More


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.

Read More


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.

Read More


Nicole Torrico Promoted to Managing Director

We’re excited to share that Nicole Torrico has been appointed Managing Director of the Intentional Endowments Network (IEN). Nicole has made a significant impact across our organization and the broader field, and her appointment is a testament to her expertise, leadership abilities, and continued contributions to IEN’s organizational success. Nicole has been an integral member of the IEN team, driving our mission to  encourage and support higher education institutions to adopt investment strategies that create an equitable, low-carbon, and regenerative economy.

Read More


SIILK Initiative Call Recap: A Conversation with the Maya...

Recently, IEN’s SIILK Initiative had the pleasure of hosting a presentation from the budding Mayaan Fund, a student-managed investment fund out of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (HUJI). Elana Steinbach and Shir Kahanov, the student-and-faculty leads of the Fund, explained the fund’s inception, its role in the HUJI community and venture capital ecosystem, and the fund structure. 

Read More


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.  

Read More


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