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  • published Annie Joyce in Steering Committee 2024-05-15 12:32:48 -0400

    Annie Joyce

    Annie Joyce, Managing Director - Head of ESG, Amundi US and IC member, Phi Beta Kappa Foundation

     


  • 4th annual Sustainability Week

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    WHEN
    June 12, 2024 at 8:00am - June 13, 2024 at 8:00am
    WHERE
    New York and virtual
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  • Catalyzing Change: IEN’s HBCU Endowment Growth Workshop Highlights

    In the heart of Long Beach, on the 11th of February, the 2024 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit commenced with the resonant voices of institutional leaders and industry experts gathered for the 2nd IEN's HBCU Endowment Growth Workshop. The gathering set the stage for a transformative dialogue on sustainable and mission-aligned investment and advancing sustainable capital growth at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

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  • published Unite 2024 in Events & Webinars 2024-04-02 12:54:36 -0400

    UNCF Unite 2024

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    WHEN
    July 28, 2024 at 6:00pm - August 01, 2024 at 6:00pm
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  • published BFM Fund in Organizations 2024-03-07 17:23:42 -0500

    BFM Fund

    Seed Stage Venture Fund Focused on Black & Innovative Entrepreneurs. Our investment thesis is backed by economic development and growth stage investment practices.

    BFM Fund


  • published Amundi US in Organizations 2024-02-29 10:16:30 -0500

    Amundi US

    Amundi is Europe’s largest asset manager by AUM and ranked among the ten largest globally. We manage $2+ trillion of assets on behalf of our clients. An independent subsidiary of the Crédit Agricole Group, our collective expertise is the byproduct of 5,400 employees spread across 36 countries.

    Amundi US is one of the firm’s six global investment hubs with roots dating back over 95 years. We offer a range of fixed-income, equity and multi-asset investment solutions in close partnership with institutional investors, distribution platforms and wealth management firms. Our institutional client base includes a wide array of corporations, endowments, foundations, insurance groups, public entities and Taft-Hartley plans.

     Amundi, a trusted partner working every day in the interest of our clients and society.

     

    Amundi


  • published GreenFin24 in Events & Webinars 2024-02-01 07:52:14 -0500

    GreenFin24

    Learn more and register here

    WHEN
    June 17, 2024 at 8:00am - June 20, 2024 at 8:00am
    WHERE
    Javits Center in NYC
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  • Lombard Odier Investment Managers (LOIM)

     

    Lombard Odier Investment Managers is the asset management business of the Lombard Odier Group, which has been wholly owned and funded by its
    partners since its establishment in 1796. We believe that the next economic revolution has already begun and that sustainability could be a major driver of returns for the foreseeable future and beyond. For those with the skills to adapt to this new reality, sustainability is expected to create new sources of alpha, open up new investment opportunities and lead to enhanced return and reduced portfolio
    risk.

    Our 50+ person team of sustainability experts combine sophisticated data sources, academic rigour and technical innovation to create leading-edge,
    science-based tools that provide unique insights that are available to all our investment professionals. These unique insights are reflected directly in our growing range of dedicated sustainable investment strategies that are aligned to this core belief - That our economic model must move from being Wasteful, Idle, Lopsided and Dirty to become Circular, Lean, Inclusive and Clean. We call this
    The CLIC® Economy. With 150 investment professionals, we are a global business with a network of 13 offices across Europe, Asia and North America and assets under management of USD 69 billion (as of November 2023).

    Lombard Odier

     

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  • published End of Year Giving in Donate 2023-11-28 12:42:30 -0500

    GIVING For a Just Society

     

    Support Our End-of-Year Giving this GIVING TUESDAY!

    Your Gift Goes a Long Way 

     

     

    Higher education institutions hold significant power to drive systemic change.

    Your donation helps us provide educational opportunities and resources to endowment decision-makers to invest for climate and social justice. 

     

    Help Scale Sustainable Investing by Donating today! 

     

     

     

    IEN and Second Nature Team at the 2023 Summit

    Help Us Scale Sustainable Investing

    A gift of $50...

    keeps our programming going by providing our staff with a cup of coffee and purchasing software subscriptions.

     

    A gift of $250...

    Help build sustainable investing toolkits and reports for endowments to learn best practices

    A gift of $1000...

    Help plan educational events.

    We host an average of 12 webinars, a conference, and a forum annually

    Give to amplify our mission today!

    What do we do with your Donations?

    Sustain our Staff

    Your contribution will help us retain and attract top talent, enabling us to maintain the high expertise required to drive our mission forward.

    Develop Resources

    We aim to create comprehensive resources that empower individuals and institutions to learn about and adopt sustainable and impact investing strategies. Your support will directly contribute to the development of these essential materials.

    Host Engaging Events

    Our events are vital platforms for knowledge sharing and collaboration. With your donation, we can continue to organize thought-provoking and impactful events that bring together thought leaders, practitioners, and stakeholders to learn about sustainable and impact investing best practices and implementation.

    Grow the Network

    This will build awareness and engagement, leading to more asset owners, managers, consultants, and others joining the Network and driving the financial sector and economy toward an equitable, low-carbon, and regenerative future. 

     

    Give to scale sustainable investing Today!

     

    More Ways to Give

    Want to support IEN but don't want to donate online? 

    Give by Mail 

    Mail your check to:

    The Crane Institute of Sustainability, Inc.

    P.O. Box 983

    Andover, MA 01810

    Checks made payable to The Crane Institute of Sustainability* can be mailed to P.O. Box 983 Andover, MA 01810, or contact business manager Noreen Marton to process a wire transfer.

     

    Thank you for making a difference!


  • Nation’s Largest 4-year Public University System Joins Intentional Endowment Network Membership

    All 23 universities in the California State University system to engage and learn alongside peer institutions to further sustainable investing and promote equity in finance.

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  • published David Finegold in Board Members 2023-10-21 09:48:14 -0400

    David Finegold

    David Finegold, President and FounderThe National Transfer Network

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  • published 2023 Global Result Event in Past IEN Events 2023-10-06 08:51:02 -0400

    When: October 17th

    Where: Virtual

     

    Real assets have been significantly exposed to global issues over the last year. Fires, floods, heat waves, and post-COVID economic shocks have all taken a toll. These, combined with energy security concerns and pockets of political grandstanding, present investors and managers with a complex set of sustainability issues and opportunities.   

    What does this all mean for you and your sustainability-related efforts? Join us as we dive into the important topics of the day: 

    • Our annual update on the state of real asset sustainability and ESG  
    • The evolution of GRESB and a response to a complex ESG landscape 
    • Top development priorities of the GRESB Foundation and the GRESB Standards
    • This year’s benchmark results, at a global and regional level
    • Achievements and leaders across the GRESB community  

     


  • Eight Historically Black Institutions Join the Intentional Endowments Network Membership

    Atlanta University Center Consortium, Dillard University, Florida Memorial University, Howard University, Johnson C Smith University, Lincoln UniversityTalladega College and UNCF to engage and learn alongside peer institutions to further sustainable investing and champion justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in finance.

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  • Eight Historically Black Institutions Join the Intentional Endowments Network Membership

    Atlanta University Center Consortium, Dillard University, Florida Memorial University, Howard University, Johnson C Smith University, Lincoln University, Talladega College and UNCF to engage and learn alongside peer institutions to further sustainable investing and champion justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in finance.

     

    BOSTON, MA September 18, 2023 – The Intentional Endowments Network (IEN) proudly announces the expansion of its membership to include eight esteemed Historically Black Institutions: Atlanta University Center Consortium (comprised of Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine,and Spelman College); Dillard University, Florida Memorial University, Howard University, Johnson C Smith University, Lincoln University, Talladega College, and UNCF (United Negro College Fund). In addition, IEN has initiated a working relationship with UNCF to further our work with HBCUs.

    These leading institutions are now part of the growing peer learning network comprising over 250 endowed institutions and sustainable investing firms. IEN supports members in navigating the intricate landscape of sustainable investing and promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) within the finance industry, to ensure that endowments have access to the full range of talent to deliver the strongest financial results possible to support the critical missions of these institutions. 

    Paris Prince, Director of JEDI at IEN shared the following reflection after participating in last month’s UNITE Conference, hosted by UNCF: “IEN’s contributions are helping to deliver on the promise of Black higher education. IEN’s presentation during the UNCF UNITE conference entitled 'Mission-Aligned Investing and Endowment Growth at HBCUs' inspired several institutions to commit to the learning journey of sustainable financial commitments. 

    I want to thank panelists Dorien Nunez, Angela Outlaw-Matheny, Roberta Lobo, and Hilda Pinnix-Ragland for a thoughtful conversation. It was also inspiring to collaborate alongside Dr. Michael Lomax, Diego Avilez, Julian Thompson and Dr. Kendra Sharp at the endowment panel and reception co-sponsored by IEN and S&P Global. 

    Mission-aligned investing and endowment growth are crucial components in ensuring the long-term sustainability and success of HBCUs. By aligning investments with the mission and values of these institutions, we can create a positive impact on both the educational experience of students and the broader society. Implementing sustainable strategies and policies means we can ensure that HBCUs are well-positioned to provide high-quality education and support to our students for years to come.”

    “HBCUs have been longtime leaders in advancing a more just and equitable society - demonstrating that when we put these values first, everyone benefits,” said Georges Dyer, Executive Director of IEN. “We are honored to have these esteemed institutions join the Networks and look forward to their leadership in IEN’s work to support endowments in implementing mission-aligned investment strategies that drive positive change on society’s most vexing challenges, while reducing investment risk and enhancing financial returns.”

    IEN membership equips institutions with access to relevant research and space for constructive dialogue that focuses on the unique characteristics that all endowments share: a long-term investment horizon with short-term spending requirements, diverse and wide-ranging stakeholders, and a responsibility to intergenerational equity. Benefits of IEN Membership include professional development resources, exclusive member networking, discounts to industry events, and access to advisory services. A full list of current members and information about membership may be found here.

    This collective step forward exemplifies a shared commitment to transformative sustainable investing and reinforces IEN’s dedication to fostering meaningful dialogue, partnerships, and nurturing collaboration to shape the future of investment practices.

    For a comprehensive list of IEN's members, please visit IEN’s website.

     

    About the Intentional Endowments Network

    The Intentional Endowments Network (IEN) is a peer learning network of over 200+ asset owners, asset managers, consultants, OCIOs, and nonprofit partners. An initiative of the Crane Institute of Sustainability, IEN works to advance the field of sustainable investing and encourage endowments and institutional investors to allocate capital in a way that creates a low-carbon, equitable, and regenerative economy. It does so through in-person and virtual convenings, resource development, and partnerships. IEN’s premier convening, the Higher Education Leadership Summit, will be held in Long Beach, CA February 11-13, 2024.

    www.intentionalendowments.org

    Contact: 

    Georges Dyer, Co-founder & Executive Director, Intentional Endowments Network & The Crane Institute of Sustainability

    [email protected]


  • 15 Reasons Why ESG Factors Affect Investment Risk & Return - News from PRI

    2023 has been full of undeniable signs -- from the urgent effects of climate change to ongoing systemic racial injustices – that investment portfolios that ensure long-term shareholder value demand an analysis of all major financial risks and opportunities – including those related to climate change social equity.


    In this blog, we share the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)'s compelling press coverage underscoring investor’s fiduciary obligation to consider how ESG factors affect investment risk and return.

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  • published Celebrating Juneteenth at IEN in Blog 2023-06-18 18:50:22 -0400

    Celebrating Juneteenth at IEN

    As we reflect on the importance of Juneteenth, we want to share with you some of the ways we’re honoring Juneteenth at IEN, and also ways investors can prioritize racial equity and environmental justice. Below, read about:

    • Our upcoming Juneteenth webinar on the power of reparations and reparative finance to undo systemic harm;
    • A recent JEDI quarterly call, featuring 4 powerful presentations from racial equity professionals and;
    • The recent commitment we made at the Racial Equity Leadership Collaborative Summit  to advancing racial equity lens investing.

    We hope these updates would inspire and encourage you to integrate justice into your sustainable investing work, and we look forward to engaging with you in the coming weeks. 

    Wishing you a reflective and inspiring Juneteenth!

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  • published 8th annual Sustainability Week in Past IEN Events 2023-04-03 12:59:42 -0400

    Register Here 

     

    8th annual Sustainability Week focuses on helping businesses become sustainable faster.

    The 8th annual Sustainability Week provides insights into the challenges businesses face, such as reducing emissions, meeting increased reporting requirements and accounting for natural resource risks. Join us on March 29th-31st 2023, in London and virtually along and network with leaders and policymakers. Discover more or register here >> http://bit.ly/3RYji8G 

     

    Learn more about the event agenda, speakers and registration here.


  • IEN Women's History Month Spotlight: Dianne Dillon-Ridgley

    IEN Women's History Month Spotlight: Dianne Dillon-Ridgley

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  • published Leadership award in Blog 2023-03-08 14:06:28 -0500

    Honoring Felicia Davis, the inaugural recipient of the Intentional Endowments Network Leadership Award!

    Honoring Felicia Davis, the inaugural recipient of the Intentional Endowments Network Leadership Award!

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  • Celebrating Black Impact Investing Professionals: Black History Month Edition

    Celebrating Black Impact Investing Professionals 

    Black History Month Edition

    Four Black sustainable finance professionals in our network share their experiences in both the impact investing and traditional finance industries.

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