IEN’s Investment Governance Initiative supports endowment fiduciaries in developing the tools needed to provide the leadership, stewardship, and governance to ensure their portfolios and institutions are positioned to have their investment practices reflect their mission while meeting the endowment’s risk and return objectives.
Members of the Investment Governance Initiative undertake and enable peer-to-peer connections among endowment trustees and actively serve as ambassadors for IEN.
The Investment Governance Working Group will cover a number of topical discussions from how to engage with endowment decision-makers to implementing best practices in investment governance with asset managers and allocators and integrating justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and climate solutions. Members will engage in activities such as peer learning, resource development, and training programs and will have access to exclusive benefits and resources including partner engagements and leadership recognition through op-ed placement, social media highlighting, and other strategic communications.
The first meeting of this newly convened group was on November 9, 2022 at 12 PM ET. This 90-minute meeting featured presentations from San Francisco State University, Cambridge Associates, The Investment Integration Project (TIIP), and Competent Boards.
Jeff Jackanicz, SFSU
Mike Pearce, Cambridge Associates
Nancy Wright, Competent Boards
Bill Burckart and Monique Aiken, TIIP