JEDI Initiative Quarterly Call Q2


June 13, 2023 | 1 pm ET

IEN's JEDI Initiative seeks to start the education and advocacy process for endowments to consider JEDI factors in the investment process in the following ways:

  • Enhancing diversity within the university investment offices by ensuring people are not excluded deliberately or through implicit bias on the basis of race, ethnicity, or gender.
  • Evaluating the performance of companies and funds with regard to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their boards, management, and staff in the investment process and engage with companies and funds to improve on these issues.
  • Identifying minority-led investment managers.
  • Making investments that benefit women, low-income communities, and communities of color.
  • Supporting finance and investment education of diverse students to build a pipeline of talent.

We advance the conversation on this agenda through a series of educational and peer-networking activities, including events, webinars, and white papers.


 Kendall Bedford, Impact Fellow, Sustain VC
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 George Suttles
, Executive Director, Commonfund Institute, Commonfund
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 Monique Aiken, Managing Director, The Investment Integration Project 
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 Dorien Nunez, Senior Fellow, Intentional Endowments Network; Co-Founder and Director of Research, The OMNIResearch Group
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IEN's Quarterly Calls are member-only conversations. If you are not an IEN member but are interested in joining these calls and becoming a member, please contact Harrison Ungar at [email protected] 

If you are interested in learning more about IEN's JEDI Initiative, please contact Paris Prince at [email protected]

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