We are thrilled to be delivering a session at the upcoming annual conference of AASHE - the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education - taking place from October 9-12, 2016 in Baltimore.
The following IEN members will be sharing their perspectives:
- Christie Zarkovich, Director, Cambridge Associates
- Mark Orlowski, Executive Director, Sustainable Endowments Institute
- Michele Madia, Director of Education and Partnerships, Second Nature
- Ken Locklin, Managing Director, Impax Asset Management
- Georges Dyer, Principal, Intentional Endowments Network (Moderator)
A description of the session is below. If you're planning on attending, please join us for this exciting conversation! If you're not yet registered for the AASHE conference, you can still do so until Sept. 22, 2016.
Higher Education Endowments & the Paris Climate Agreement: Investing for a Sustainable Future
Higher education has been leading by example on climate change, striving for climate neutrality in campus operations and promoting education, research, and community engagement for climate solutions. In recent years there has been an increased focus on how endowment investments align with climate and sustainability goals.
As the nations of the world begin work in implementing their commitments under the Paris Agreement, American colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to support and accelerate progress towards meeting emissions reduction targets in the U.S.
This session will include a moderated discussion among leaders in the higher ed sustainability movement and investment professionals about strategies for coordinated support of the Paris Agreement by higher education. Participants will share what's happening at their institutions and be invited to join and help shape the future of this new, cutting edge initiative.