How do you ensure that corporations are taking actions that align with their public support of the racial justice?
How do you move companies toward net zero emissions making them more environmentally and financially sustainable?
IEN is convening and supporting endowments to bring asset owner pressure to the companies they own to improve disclosure on climate risk and inequality, reduce GHG emissions, adopt science-based targets, and enact anti-discrimination strategies for gender and racial equity.
Become an active owner of the companies in which you invest either directly or through your external asset managers by
- by engaging in dialogue directly or through a proxy (As You Sow, ICCR, Thirty Percent Coalition
We will partner with the following organizations in advancing racial equity and net zero portfolios through engagement:
- As You Sow
- Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility
- Majority Action
- Thirty Percent Coalition
- Climate Action 100+
Higher Education Endowment Signatories to the 2020 Belonging Pledge:
The 2020 Belonging Pledge is a commitment to discuss racial equity at the next investment committee meeting and to continue to advance the work thereafter.
- Arizona State University Enterprise Partners
- Pratt Institute
- Warrem Wilson College
Sampling of IEN's Shareholder Engagement activities:
Organizing Comment Letters to Oppose SEC changes to Rule 14A-8 which limit shareholder rights (2019-2020)
- Investor Letters (ongoing)
Shareholder Engagement Resources