The Intentional Endowments Network (IEN) is a vehicle for collaboration among decision makers and stakeholders involved with various aspects of the endowment investing system, including higher education presidents, business officers, development officers, trustees, investment committee members, students, alumni, faculty and staff, foundation officers, NGO executives and board members, investment professionals, and others.
- Steering Committee - a group of approximately 30 IEN members who serve as the core advisory group for the Network, providing strategic guidance and leading key elements of the Network's activities.
Working Groups - made up of IEN members from endowments, investment firms, and other topic experts, IEN working groups explore specific topics or challenges, creating resources and undertaking other activities to support the Network and field as a whole in overcoming barriers to sustainable investing activities.
The network works with and through the many organizations and initiatives in the investment and higher education sectors doing excellent work to promote sustainability in various ways. Highlights of specific partnerships and collaborations include:
US Impact Investing Alliance Industry Advisory Council (IAC) -- IEN is a member of the IAC, which brings together existing networks within the U.S. impact investing ecosystem to interact with and help shape the work of the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance and help catalyze market growth.
Climate Solutions Investment Initiative (CSII) -- an investor-led collaboration supported by Ceres, ICCR, and IEN to advance learning and action by investors on opportunities to invest in climate solutions across asset classes and strategies.
- The Investor Agenda -- IEN supports this collaborative initiative that seeks to speed the transition to a low-carbon economy by providing a way for investors to directly report their actions and scale-up their commitment across four key focus areas: Investment, corporate engagement, investor disclosure, and policy advocacy.
- IEN Events -- IEN partners with campuses, firms, and other organizations to co-host its events
To get involved with the Intentional Endowments Network, please contact Georges Dyer at [email protected] There are many ways to participate, from hosting a meeting or forum, subscribing to our listserv, sharing resources, to contributing expertise. Reach out to find out how we can collaborate!