2014 Northeast Intentionally Designed Endowment Conference

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Aligning Your Investment Portfolio with Your Environmental, Social, and Governance Goals

April 3 - 4, 2014

Location: Cambridge, MA

Hampshire College and Second Nature organized and hosted a conference on intentionally designed endowments, held April 3-4, 2014, in Cambridge, MA.

Attended by 120 college, university, and private foundation leaders and other key stakeholders, the Intentionally Designed Endowment conference provided an opportunity to explore how endowment can be positioned to create a more just, healthy, and sustainable society. The conference was designed to engage participants in developing strategies, resources, and support networks that will assist them going forward and to encourage participation by a larger group of institutions.

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Keynote speakers:

Robert Litterman, Chairman of the Risk Committee and Academic Advisory Board at Kepos Capital LP; Chair, Commonfund Board of Trustees

Jonathan Greenblatt, White House staff member - Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in the Domestic Policy Council.

Hampshire and Second Nature developed the conference to provide education and support to assist higher education leaders in communicating and working with various interested stakeholders including student groups such as the fossil fuel divestment movement.


Second Nature's mission is to create a sustainable society by transforming higher education. 

Hampshire College has long been recognized as an institution that holds social responsibility and sustainability as core values. In December 2011 the College adopted a new environmental, social, and governance investing policy that is considered among the most forward-looking and comprehensive investment policies in the country.

For more information and questions, please contact: 

Georges Dyer




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