IEN is pleased to support the ESG For Impact Conference Scholarship. This invitation-only event is the first in-person meeting of the SRI/ESG community since The SRI Conference in 2019. It is focused on the interests of client-facing advisors and planners, along with portfolio managers who are experienced in using ESG data and SRI goals. Many attendees are pioneers in the field with many years of experience, and the meeting will also welcome friends in other parts of the SRI/ESG Community and select students and young professionals who are actively integrating ESG factor analysis into investment decision-making to catalyze the shift to a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable economy.
The scholarship was started and is coordinated by a group of First Affirmative Financial Network emeriti and longtime affiliates to bring qualified young people into the ESG/SRI community. Their goal is to ensure that the culture, commitment, and competence of the pioneer SRI/ESG movement be sustained into the next generation. This group of industry leaders offers full scholarships to a diverse group of qualified students and young professionals who are interested in a career as client facing SRI / ESG investment professionals. All students including undergraduate, graduate, and those in professional programs are eligible as are those who are not more than three years post-graduation. Given the mission of IEN, and the stated desire of many of our conference attendees “to have their students learn what they are learning” it is our pleasure to help administer this program.
Want to Donate?
Donations to this scholarship program are accepted year-round both online and by check! Click Here to make a contribution to this scholarship program.*
*Because IEN is facilitating this donation program, the PayPal page will state you are donating to 'Intentional Endowments Network c/o The Crane Institute of Sustainability, Inc.', and the transaction in your billing statement will be listed under the same name. Your responses to the Google Form will ensure that your contribution is for the ESG for Impact Conference Student Scholarship. Thank you for your contributions and support!
Want to Apply for the Scholarship?
Applications will be accepted through September 1, 2021. Click here to apply. Winners will be announced in September. For more information on the 2021 scholarship program, please see here. For questions or additional information on this program, please contact [email protected]
To see past winners and donors, follow the links below:
- 2015 Conference Scholarship Winners
- 2016 Conference Scholarship Winners
- 2017 Conference Scholarship Winners
- 2018 Conference Scholarship Winners
- 2019 Conference Scholarship Winners
- 2020 (No program due to Covid)
Interested in Additional Peer Learning Opportunities for Faculty and Students?
The SIILK Network connects stakeholders including students, faculty, administrators, trustees, and financial professionals on campuses across the country that are involved with student-managed funds and sustainable investing curriculum development. Participants share best practices, resources, curricula, and undertake other activities to support sustainable investing funds and education. The SIILK Network connects student-managed fund advisors, academics focused on sustainable investing, and students involved in student-managed funds to share best practices and resources to advance sustainable investing curriculum and strategies in each fund.
Learn more about the SIILK Network here.