SIILK Network

The Sustainable & Impact Investing Learning & Knowledge (SIILK) Network was formed at the convergence of several conversations within and beyond the Intentional Endowments Network (IEN) around the growing interest in student-managed investment funds pursuing sustainable investing strategies, as well as the development of sustainable investing focused curriculum.

In April 2021, IEN released the report Educating the Next Generation of Sustainable Investment Leaders: A Report on the State of the Field of Student-Managed Investment Funds. This report compiles information on the 40 sustainably invested student-managed investment funds (SMIFs) engaged in The SIILK Network, and highlights the assets under management, fund structure, and sustainable investing strategies used by student-managed investment funds.

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The SIILK Network connects stakeholders including students, faculty, administrators, trustees, and financial professionals on campuses across the country that are involved with student-managed funds and sustainable investing curriculum development. Participants share best practices, resources, curricula, and undertake other activities to support sustainable investing funds and education. 

If you are interested in contributing to this conversation and/or joining the SIILK Network, please email [email protected].


Current Activities & Ways to Get Involved:

  • Google Group
  • Monthly Conference Calls
  • Resource Sharing & Development
  • Relationship Building, Network Building, and In-Person Meeting
  • Mentorship Program
  • Fellowship Program
  • SRI Conference Student Scholarship Program

A Sample of Schools Actively Involved in The SIILK Network:

  • Bard College
  • Brown University
  • Bryant University
  • California State University Northridge
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • University of Utah
  • Yale University

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Visit for more information, and if you are interested in contributing to this conversation and/or joining the SIILK Network, feel free to email [email protected].



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