Press Coverage Archive


Virginia Universities are Putting Billions in Endowment Funds into Climate-Friendly Investments | WHRO, December 27, 2023

18 Cheapest Warm Places to Retire in the World | Yahoo Finance, November 16, 2023

VWU Hosts International Endowments Network Fall Forum | October 26, 2023

Your 401(k) Plan May Be Worsening Climate Change, Expert Says | CNBC, June 28, 2023

Virginia Students Are Pushing for Fossil Fuel Divestment. Universities Say It’s Complicated. | Virginia Mercury, June 19, 2023

Students Manage Funds to Learn on the Job | Financial Times, June 9, 2023

2023 Student Corporate Engagement Challenge Coverage l Various Outlets, May 2023

Crane Institute to Develop Impact Benchmark for Endowments | Fundfire, February 21, 2023

The Tipping Point Fund on Impact Investing (TPF) Awards $3.2 Million in Grants to 16 Organizations Working to Improve Data, Metrics, and Measurement | Tipping Point Fund, January 23, 2023

Pillar One Of The Path To Inclusive Capitalism: Incorporate Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Into Governance | Forbes, January 1, 2023

Want The Existing Managers In Your Investment Portfolio To Become More Diverse And Inclusive? Try This | Forbes, January 16, 2023


Rethinking the Endowment: Faculty Seek to Shift Purdue's Endowment toward Renewable Energy| The Exponent, March 28, 2022

Harvard Doubles Investment in Climate Strategies | Fundfire February 7, 2022

Want to Invest In Asset Managers Owned and Led By Women and Minorities? Here’s How | Forbes, January 12, 2022

Batten Honors College Scholars Take First Place in IEN National Competition | Virginia Wesleyan University, May 2, 2022  

Students Show Engagement Chops to Win Competition | Pension and Investment, May 23, 2022

University of Illinois Finds Diversification, ESG Progress in Farmland | Fundfire, June 21, 2023

Most US Investors Still Have ESG-Performance Fears: Survey | Fundfire, July 13, 2023

Divested: The Campus Movement to Shun Fossil Fuels | AAC&U, Summer 2022

Student-Run Endowments, Explained | NACUBO, September 8, 2022

Not-for-Profit, but for Sustainability (report) | Mercer, September 25, 2022

Not-for-Profit, but for Sustainability (podcast) | Mercer 

The GreenFin Interview: NAACP’s CEO on ESG and Equity’s 'Third Act' | GreenBiz, September 28, 2022

No Sustainability Without Justice Anthology Vol 3 | AASHE, September 22, 2022

Foundations Up Allocations to Women- and Minority-Owned Managers | Fundfire, December 16, 2022


Two More Major Funders Are Moving Assets Away from Fossil Fuels, in a Shift Years in the Making | Inside Philanthropy, October 21, 2021

Students Win National Sustainable Investing Competition | ASU News, June 9, 2021

Divestment Gap Emerges Inside Higher ED,  April 28, 2021

Student Investment Funds Prioritize Sustainability: Report | Higher ED Dive, April 19, 2021

Next-Gen Talent is the Winner at MIINT Competition and Sustainable Investing Challenge | ImpactAlpha, April 13, 2021

University of Michigan Shifts Investment Strategy Amid Global Warming, Pledges to Become Carbon Neutral | Detroit News, March 25, 2021

Bringing Retirement Plans Into the ESG Revolution | Yahoo Finance, March 29, 2021

Endowments Embrace Net-Zero Portfolios: Is It the Future of Investment Management? | Chief Investment Officer, March 11, 2021

Climate Action Pursuit: Sustainability Investing, the Obstacles, and the Opportunities | Chief Investment Officer, March 8, 2021

Eastern Reaffirms Commitment to Climate as Nation Pivots Norwich Bulletin, March 2, 2021


Demand Grows for Student-led Impact Investment Funds | Financial Times, December 6, 2020

How University Endowments Approach Diversity at Asset Managers and Racial Equity in InvestmentsHedge Fund Law Report, November 12, 2020

University Endowments Can Help Close Wealth Gap Using Racial Equity Investing ApproachesFin News, September 24, 2020

New Push to Diversify Endowments and Their Managers | Inside Higher Ed, August 21, 2020

How University of Chicago, Howard, & Other Endowments Are Tackling Asset Management’s Big Problem | Institutional Investor, August 21, 2020

Some 95% of the Comments on the Labor Department’s Proposed ESG Rule Oppose it, an Analysis Shows | Barron's, August 20, 2020

Vast Majority of Comments Oppose ESG Proposal – Analysis | Pensions & Investments, August 20, 2020

Labor Dept. Should Ditch Anti-ESG Rule, Group Says | Financial Advisory, August 20, 2020

Analysis Finds 95% of Comments Oppose DOL’s ESG Rule | 401k Specialist, August 20, 2020

Facing Overwhelming Opposition to Its Proposed Anti-ESG Rule, What Will the DOL Do Now? | Medium, August 20, 2020

Despite Just a 30-day Window, 8,700 people Comment -- Most with Scathing Disapproval -- on DOL's Efforts to Outlaw ESG in 401(k) Plans on Behalf of Mystery Proponents | RIABiz, August 20, 2020

Labor Department’s ESG Proposal Likely to Advance Amid Overwhelming Opposition | InvestmentNews, August 20, 2020

Investor Groups Opposed to Labor Department's ESG Proposal | CPA Practice Advisor, August 20, 2020

Public Comments 95% Opposed to Trump Admin ESG Curbs - Report | E&E News, August 20, 2020

Will Colleges' Shift to Sustainable Investing Continue Amid the Pandemic? | Education Dive, August 14, 2020

Investing for a Thriving & Sustainable Economy | FINTECH TV, July 2020

"Divestment Was Predicted to Falter in a Downturn. It Didn't" | FundFire, May 5, 2020

Harvard didn’t divest from fossil fuels. So what does its ‘net-zero’ pledge mean? | GRIST May 5, 2020

Cultural Shifts and Better Performance Drive Investors to ESG Investments | Market Currents WealthNet, March 5, 2020

Study Bolsters Case for Endowments’ Sustainable Investing | Chief Investment Officer, March 4, 2020

University Endowments Steer from Tradition, Enhance Returns With Sustainable Strategies: Report | Fin News, February 27, 2020

ESG-Friendly Endowments Don't Pay a Performance PriceFundFire, February 24, 2020

Study Finds Good News for 11 College Endowments That Embraced Sustainable Investing | ThinkAdvisor, February 21, 2020

A Playbook for Woke Investing? | Inside Higher Ed, February 20, 2020

Study Makes Case for ESG Investment Strategies for College Endowments | Philanthropy News Digest, February 20, 2020

The Brief | ImpactAlpha, February 20, 2020

Universities Benefit from Sustainable Investment — Report | E&E News Climatewire, February 20, 2020

Case Study: Becker Shows Colleges Can Take Responsible Investing to the Bank | Worcester Telegram & Gazette, February 20, 2020

Good Grades: Higher Ed’s ESG Investments Match or Beat Returns of Peers, Study Says | Karma, February 20, 2020

Las Instituciones de EE.UU. que han Invertido en Estrategias Socialmente Responsables han Batido o Igualado a Sus Pares | Funds Society, February 20, 2020

Early Returns on Sustainability Investing Encouraging for Higher-Ed “Early Adopters” | Institute for Real Estate Operating Companies, February 19, 2020

Could Endowment ESG Performance Hold Lessons for Retail Advisors? | Wealth Management, February 19, 2020

Harvard Faculty Votes Overwhelmingly to Support Divestment | FundFire, February 5, 2020

Managing an Endowment Requires Eco-Consciousness | Wake Forest Old Gold and Black, January 15, 2020

What's Pushing U.S. Banks Deeper Into ESGAmerican Banker, January 13, 2020



The Top ESG Papers of 2019 | Savvy Investor, December 11, 2019

Intentional Endowments Network: Working Toward a Sustainable & Regenerative Tomorrow | Clean Technica, November 15, 2019

Fiduciary Responsibility, Climate Change Bids Investors into ActionChief Investment Officer, October 24, 2019

The Inaugural SRIC 30 Under 30 Award | The SRI Conference and Community, October 16, 2019

Now Is the Time for MIT to Divest from Fossil Fuels | The Tech, October 3, 2019

The MBA Students Gaining Practical Investment Management ExperienceFinancial Times, August 4, 2019

Episode 19: Sustainable Investing and DivestmentCampus Energy and Sustainability Podcast, May  31, 2019

Endowment ESG Carve Outs Boost Returns, Quiet Divestment AdvocatesFundfireMay 6, 2019

Developing Community Feedback Tools to Help Investors Manage Positive – And Negative – ImpactImpact Alpha, April 22, 2019

Student Fund Managers Fuel Colleges’ Clean Energy Investments l Energy News, April 8, 2019

Arnerich Massena Becomes an Intentional Endowments Network MemberOregon Business, January 8, 2019


2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summitpresented by IEN and Second Nature

Op-Ed: Scott Miller and David Finegold on global warming | The Daily Press (Newport News, VA), March 2, 2019

Op-Ed: Middlebury Joins “Call to Action for Accelerating Equitable and Just Climate Solutions” | Middlebury College Press Release, February 27, 2019

Millersville University Among 10 Institutions Nationally Recognized For Their Environmental Sustainability Efforts | Lancaster Online, February 27, 2019

Op-Ed: Lewis & Clark's Wim Wiewel Calls on Higher Ed to Lead Battle Against Climate Change l Portland Business Journal, February 22, 2019

Colorado Mountain College Acknowledged For Climate Education Leadership | Post Independent Citizen Telegram (Glenwood Springs, CO), February 17, 2019

Op-Ed: UConn President Herbst Endorses Guiding Principles for Equitable Climate Solutions l University of Connecticut Sustainability Office, February 15, 2019

Bowdoin Receives Award for Becoming Carbon Neutral | Bowdoin College Press Release, February 14, 2019

Carleton Sustainability Representatives Present Session at 2019 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit | Carleton Now, February 14, 2019

Op-Ed: A Call For Action On Climate Change l Metro West Daily News, February 12, 2019

Steinmetz To Attend Summit On Climate | Arkansas Democrat Gazette, February 10, 2019

2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Award Winners Named | Facility Executive, January 9, 2019



Callan Joins Intentional Endowments Network to Accelerate ESG Research and Education l Callan, May 8, 2018

University Endowment Funds Face Increasing Pressure to be More Sustainable l Financial Times, May 4, 2018

Investing With Purpose l Business Officer Magazine, March 2018

A Cooperative Path Toward Divestment l Business Officer Magazine, March 2018

Matching Investments to Mission l Business Officer Magazine, March 2018

New Sustainable Fund Will Test Limits of Eco-Friendly Investing, Experts Say l The GW Hatchet, March 5, 2018

Executive Perspective: Educational Endowments and Sustainable Investing l Thomson Reuters Blog, January 8, 2018



"The Intentionally Designed Endowment" | Trusteeship Magazine, Sept/Oct, 2017

Divested from Fossil Fuels Since 2011, Hampshire College Reports Endowment Investment Returns l Huffington Post, August 3, 2017

3 Ps Critical to Investing in Aftermath of US Withdrawal from Paris Agreement | Chief Investment Officer, June 20, 2017 

Cambridge Associates and the Intentional Endowments Network Outline a Blueprint for Action for Investors Wishing to Uphold Aims of Paris Climate Agreement and Implement Environmental Factors Into Portfolios | Market Wired, June 19, 2017

Women Stakeholders, DAPL and Socially Responsible Investing | EcoWatch, May 16, 2017



Report on Higher Ed Clean Energy Investments | Inside Higher Ed, November 3, 2016

Small College Aims For High-Impact Investments | University Business, April 22, 2016

Institutions With Money To Invest Come Together In An ESG Cooperative GroupMcGraw Hill Financial, March 29, 2016

To Invest More Ethically, Colleges Join Forces | Inside Higher Ed, March 18, 2016

US LPs launch ESG initiative | Private Funds CFO, March 15, 2016

IEN Launches Peer Network To Support ESG Investing | Foundation and Endowment Report, March 14, 2016

77 Founding Members Launch the Intentional Endowments Network | PR Log, March 14, 2016

Endowments, others form ESG peer-to-peer network | Pensions & Investments, March 14, 2016

The Intentional Endowments Network Highlights Sustainable Progress | About Money, March 1, 2016



Divestor Asks: Is the Carbon Bubble a Form of Fraud? | Triple Pundit, May 12, 2015

UP CLOSE: Investing with more than money in mind | Yale News, April 15, 2015

MIT holds debate on divestment from fossil and other moves to combat climate change | E&E, April 10, 2015

MIT Climate Change Conversation Committee to hold divestment debate | MIT News, April 7, 2015

Divest Dartmouth joins multi-school fund | The Dartmouth, February 24, 2015

Living Green | Harvard School of Public Health, January 15, 2015

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