Sustainable & Impact Investing Learning and Knowledge (SIILK)





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 (SMIFs) pursuing sustainable investing strategies, as well as the development of sustainable investing focused curriculum.

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SIILK has three main goals: (1) scale the uptake of sustainable investing education, including courses and experiential education opportunities like SMIFs, (2) support SMIFs as they work to build stronger bridges between their SMIF and their institution’s broader endowment, and (3) increase the diversity and number of students that are entering the sustainable investing field.



Current Activities & Ways to Get Involved

  • Engage with a peer-learning network of over 200 students, faculty, and staff from 50 colleges and universities through regular calls, online convening channels, resource development, and presentations.
  • Access resources and one-on-one support when building a relationship between your SMIF and institutional endowment.
  • Participate in extracurricular activities to build peer and professional networks, including a student competition and mentorship program.


Sample of Schools Actively Involved in

The SIILK Network

  • Arizona State University
  • Bard College
  • Bryant University
  • Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Stanford University, Graduate School of Business
  • University of Utah
  • The University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business
  • Yale University 

A full list of SIILK Member institutions is available here:


SIILK Resources


The SIILK Network connects stakeholders including students, faculty, administrators, trustees, and financial professionals on campuses across the country that are involved with student-managed investment funds (SMIFs) and sustainable investing curriculum development. 

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


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