SIILK Network Workshop at the 2018 SRI Conference


On November 1st, 2018, The Intentional Endowments Network hosted a workshop at the SRI Conference in Colorado Springs, CO for students and faculty to discuss the intersection of higher education and sustainable investing and how they could work together to increase the integration of sustainable investing practices into curriculum, student-managed funds, and college and university endowments.



Date and Time: November 1st, 2018  8:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Location: SRI Conference, Colorado Springs, CO

Audience: The workshop convened over 20 students and faculty from 10 different institutions across the country: Loyola Marymount University, Northeastern University, Boston University, Bryant University, University of North Carolina Asheville, Yale University, University of California Berkeley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Central Michigan University, and Brandeis University. The majority of participants were recipients of the SRI Conference Student Scholarship.

Format: The workshop was designed to guide participants through action-learning exercises, form connections in the room to collaborate on related work, deepen the understanding of what the possibilities are at each institution to develop and expand sustainable investing focused experiential learning and curriculum, and discussing how current and future students can be supported in entering the SRI field. View the full agenda here. In closing, participants were invited to join the SIILK Network, which 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 to share best practices, resources, curricula, and undertake other activities to support sustainable investing funds and education.


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