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  • published GreenFin in Events & Webinars 2022-12-02 12:57:42 -0500

    GreenFin 2023

    Learn more and register here

    WHEN
    June 26, 2023 at 6:00pm - June 28, 2023 at 6:00pm
    WHERE
    New Omni Seaport, Boston, MA
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  • published GreenFin23 in GreenFin 2022-12-02 12:56:06 -0500

    GreenFin23

    Register here

    Despite ESG frameworks and rankings’ imperfections, they are impacting billions of investments. And, hundreds of trillions more are needed to realize a just transition to a decarbonized global economy.

    GreenFin 23 will convene an influential audience of finance, investment and sustainability professionals to share insights, address key challenges and showcase leading sustainable financial products and services.

     

     Register here


  • published 2022 IEN Giving Tuesday in Donate 2022-11-23 18:05:57 -0500

    GIVING TUESDAY For a Just Society!

    #ImpactGiving 

     

    Help us raise $25 000 to advance Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Endowments Investment Processes.

     

     

    On #GivingTuesday, make a positive impact in support of IEN's JEDI initiative and operations by Making a donation today!

    Online contributions are quick and easy through PayPal

     

    What is Giving Tuesday?

    Giving Tuesday is a national day of giving, established in 2012 as a way to begin the giving season and encourage people to give back to charity. 

     

    Learn more about our network efforts from IEN's Director of JEDI, Paris Prince and support our campaign during this holidays season!

    Why should I Support IEN's Giving Tuesday Campaign?

    Higher education institutions are pivotal actors with the power to drive systemic change. College and university endowment assets collectively total more than $821 billion. However, determining the proportion of those assets managed by diverse-owned firms remains a challenge. Your donation will help us provide educational opportunities to endowment decision-makers on investing with a DEI lens. Donations will also help us include more HBCUs/MSIs in the sustainable investing conversation and fund our operation needs. 

    How is my Giving Tuesday donation used?

    A gift of $50...

    Could keep our programming going by providing our staff with a cup of coffee and purchase software subscriptions.

     

    A gift of $250...

    Could provide sustainable investing resources such as toolkits, reports for endowments to learn best practices and apply them in their investment strategies  

    A gift of $1000...

    Could help plan an educational event. We plan an average of 12 webinars, a conference and a forum per year for higher education leaders to learn from peers.

    Give to amplify the work being done at IEN today!


    What do we do with your Giving Tuesday Donations?

    IEN strive to center justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all of its initiatives. This year we've hired a Director of JEDI, Paris Prince to help integrate these principles, and since then we've been able to achieve the following:

    • IEN has collaborated with GEM to publish an essay highlighting the essential role of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in investment decisions for AASHE’s 2022 Anthology.
    • We hosted a three part series on Unconscious Bias in the Investment Industry to address the underrepresentation of ESG and diverse led asset management firms in the institutional marketplace during Black history month.
    • We had 650+ higher Education professionals join us at our 2022 Summit to be inspired and learn how to prioritize issues like climate justice, allocating to diverse managers, and investing with a racial and gender equity lens.
    • We also hosted a successful Climate Week event this fall with the open remarks of Derrick Johnson, CEO of the NAACP. 
     

    Here is what event attendees had to say about the Climate Week Event: 

    "I woke up this morning thinking what an inspiring roundtable event that was yesterday. Thank you to all at IEN for the hard work of organizing it. It was wonderful to network and learn from so many interesting and committed organizations and people.

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    "Of all my Climate Week events, the IEN afternoon stood out as being a place where investors came together to work on hard issues.  I have had many follow ups and really appreciate your leadership in putting together a format that encouraged real dialogue and action.  I look forward to more work together."

    Looking Ahead...

    Hitting our year end fundraising goal will help us build off this work and support more endowments in investing for an equitable, low-carbon, and regenerative society by:

    • Growing our JEDI working group
    • Engaging more diverse managers and minority-serving institutions in the Network
    • Host a BIPOC/HBCU/Leaders of Color dinner at the 2023 Summit to build, strengthen and recognize BIPOC leadership in climate justice work
    • Fund our operation needs

     

     

    Give to advance Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Endowment Investment Process 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.

    Give Via Amazonsmile 

    • You can make a gift via Amazonsmile by adding The Crane Institute of Sustainability Inc to your amazon account. See instructions on how to  do it here.
    • By doing so the Crane Institute (IEN) will receives up to .5% on each eligible purchase

     

    Thank you for making a difference!


  • published George Suttles in Steering Committee 2022-11-21 11:37:56 -0500

    George Suttles

    George Suttles, Executive Director, Commonfund Institute

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  • published Cornelia Horner in Steering Committee 2022-11-21 11:19:58 -0500

    Cornelia Horner

    Cornelia Horner, Strategic Initiatives and Communications Lead at the University of Virginia Investment Management Company (UVIMCO)

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  • published IDiF in Organizations 2022-09-08 15:07:53 -0400

    IDiF

    IDiF seeks to advance representation, create a culture of capital that embraces diversity, and accelerate economic justice, power, and influence for all. Our practice of change is led by community, collaboration, and creativity. We are building The Center of Innovation for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Finance to address the fact that only 1.4% of total U.S.-based assets are managed by firms owned by women or people of color. Recognizing that diverse representation cannot happen without intentionality, we have built a community of 650 cross-sectional changemakers who have allocated 3,000+ volunteer hours to reposition the investment management space into an equitable environment.

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  • published Diffractive Managers Group in Organizations 2022-09-08 15:06:37 -0400

    Diffractive Managers Group

     

    At Diffractive Managers Group, we share a passion for investing and the impetus for positive change it can create, especially through differentiated active strategies. At Diffractive, we bring a critical lens to what really makes the difference in portfolios. Whether it’s sustainability alpha, access to the illiquidity premium or offsetting equity volatility, the team at Diffractive are purposeful in discovering and delivering strategies with forward-thinking approaches to meet the needs of today’s investors.

    Our multi-affiliate model affords us the freedom to deliver differentiated investment strategies to investment professionals and their clients, shedding light on previously undiscovered approaches and guiding them to harder-to-reach parts of the market through skilled, centralized distribution.

    This multi-dimensional offering means we are not bound to one strategy, investment style, or asset class. Instead, we offer what is needed most, from our stable of specialist affiliates, to suit any given point in the market cycle. Through our diversified portfolio of affiliates, we offer a purpose-built collection of solutions to meet the standards, needs and interests of our clients first and foremost.

    We are a business built on alignment: between ourselves, our affiliates, and our investors’ needs. By growing collectively, we can have a greater impact on our own lives, our communities and on society as a whole. That’s what we call investing with intention.


  • published Sphere in Organizations 2022-09-08 15:06:32 -0400

    Sphere

     

    Sphere is a registered public benefit corporation that is amplifying a social movement to get 401(k) retirement savings money out of fossil fuel companies. We help employers provide employees with authentic climate-friendly investment options while maintaining fiduciary duty with quality products at reasonable fees. 

    www.oursphere.org

     


  • published Nest Summit in Past Events 2022-07-27 15:57:53 -0400

    Intentional Endowments Network Climate Week Roundtable at the Nest Summit

    Intentional Endowments Network Climate Week Roundtable 

    at the Nest Summit Campus, September 22, 2022

    1:30 - 6:30pm ET

    Javits Center, New York City (Javits North, Room 407.1)

    A Part of Climate Week NYC

     

    IEN's Roundtable at The Nest Summit Campus, a part of Climate Week NYC 2022, was a dynamic, interactive set of conversations on mission-aligned investing, ESG factors, Net Zero Portfolios, JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion) in the investment process and more. 

    We were joined by approximately 100-120 Trustees, CIOs, endowment staff, asset managers, investment consultants, Outsourced CIOs, retirement planning experts, sustainability leaders, faculty and nonprofit partners for thought-provoking and pragmatic learning that inspired action.

    Reactions from those in the room:

    "I woke up this morning thinking what an inspiring roundtable event that was yesterday.  Thank you to all at IEN for the hard work of organizing it.  It was wonderful to network and learn from so many interesting and committed organizations and people.”

    "It was such a pleasure being with you all.  Of all my Climate Week events, the IEN afternoon stood out as being a place where investors came together to work on hard issues.  I have had many follow ups and really appreciate your leadership in putting together a format that encouraged real dialogue and action.  I look forward to more work together."

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      Derrick Johnson, President & CEO, NAACP

     

     

     

     

     


     

    Thank you to our sponsors!

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    Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.


  • Weekly News Round-Up: July 21, 2022

    We’re excited to announce that IEN will be hosting a roundtable at the Nest Summit (part of climate week NYC) on September 22, 2022. Please save the date, and more information including registration and an agenda will be available soon.

    There is still time to vote for our SOCAP session proposal on how higher education can make an impact through shareholder engagement. Please vote for our proposal here before tomorrow’s deadline!

    Lastly, I will be on parental leave until October 31st. Bella Alvarez, IEN’s Program Associate, will ensure that you receive our weekly round-up while I’m away. Please reach out to Bella at [email protected] if you need assistance in relation to IEN’s communications in my absence, and to connect on other aspects of IEN’s programming, please contact Nicole at [email protected].

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  • Weekly News Round-Up: July 14, 2022


    It was a pleasure seeing many of you join yesterday’s webinar on racial equity investing! The event recording will be available for members and event registrants soon. In the meantime, make sure to register for our July 26th learning opportunity on endowments investment opportunities that aim at decarbonizing the shipping industry and the global supply chain.

    In this week’s news, the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. divests from 5 major oil and gas companies over concerns for not doing enough to fight climate change; Major global emitters are questioning the United States’ commitment to fighting climate change after the recent US Supreme court’s ruling against federal carbon emissions regulations, and IEN Member Stewart Investors releases its 2021 Climate Report.

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  • Weekly News Round-Up: July 7, 2022

    The recording of our Juneteenth season discussions (Part One) on Unconscious Bias is now available. If you haven’t yet, we invite you to join us for two upcoming and exciting learning opportunities on racial equity investing July 13th at 1pm ET and a webinar focused on decarbonizing the maritime industry, in collaboration with EnTrust Global, on July 26th at 12pm ET.

    In this week’s news, over 30 faith institutions announce their divestment commitments, the Supreme Court’s EPA rule threatens ESG and climate proposals by the DOL and the SEC while Harvard will established a new Institute for climate and sustainability to advance its commitment to climate-oriented research out of a $200 million donation from Melanie and Jean E. Salata.

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  • Weekly News Round-Up: June 30, 2022

    It was a pleasure to have many of you join our Juneteenth season discussions kick-off this morning! For those of you who weren’t able to make it, the recording will be available to watch next week. We also invite you to continue this conversation on July 13, at 1pm ET by registering for the upcoming webinar on key considerations for diversifying the endowment and asset management industry

    In this week's news, Concordia Invests $2M to accelerate ecological transition through circular economy, and Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance released a paper on the importance of governmental carbon pricing.

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  • Weekly News Round-Up: June 23, 2022

    During this Juneteenth season, we’ll be facilitating a number of conversations on JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion) as it relates to intersectionality and unconscious bias within endowments and the investment industry.

    If you haven’t yet, please take a moment to register for our upcoming webinars on unconscious (and conscious) bias scheduled for June 30th, and the Power of Intersectionality scheduled for July 13th to learn and take meaningful action toward addressing underrepresentation of diverse led asset management firms in the institutional marketplace.

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  • Weekly News Round-Up: June 16, 2022

    We’re excited to share that starting this week, we will be sending you our Weekly News Round-Up on Thursdays, as the IEN offices will be closed on Fridays from June 17th through August 26th. We’ve decided to pilot a four day work week through the summer (as are 70 companies in the UK), recognizing the potential benefits of an abbreviated work week, including employee wellbeing, carbon reductions, and improved productivity. If looking to connect with the IEN staff on a Friday, please note we will get back to you promptly the following week.

    Also, show your support for the SEC climate change disclosure rules by submitting a comment letter using IEN letter template before June 17th (tomorrow) deadline, and remember to register for our upcoming conversations on unconscious bias, the power of intersectionality within endowments and the investment industry. 

    Lastly, our offices will be closed Monday June 20th, in observance of Juneteenth

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  • Weekly News Round-Up: June 10, 2022

    We’re excited to announce a webinar series which aims to address and overcome unconscious and conscious biases within the Asset Management space. The first session will be during our Juneteenth season discussion on June 30th at 11AM ET. See more details and register here

    You’re also invited to register and attend another upcoming webinar on July 13th at 1pm ET on ways endowments can take practical steps in defining investing with a justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) lens.

    On a different note, we’d like to inform you that beginning next week you’ll be receiving our weekly news roundup on Thursdays as our office will be piloting a 4 day work week over the summer from June 17, 2022 through August ending. 

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  • Weekly News Round-Up: June 3, 2022

    We are excited to inform you that the 2022 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit session recordings are now available for everyone here. Also, Save the Date, Feb 5 - 7, 2023 for the 2023 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit.

    In this week’s news we share UVIMCO 2022 Investor Responsibility Report. The report highlights the work the investment management arm of the University of Virginia has done in the past year to accelerate its ESG work – including the formal launch of its Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility.

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  • Weekly News Round-Up: May 27, 2022

    We invite you to use this IEN letter template to submit an individual comment letter indicating your support of climate change disclosure rule making by the SEC. Letters will be accepted through June 17th.

    In this week’s news, we share a radical proposal for Harvard’s endowment as it looks to atone for its past links to slavery, a collaboration between BlackRock and UN Women to promote gender lens investing, and a major legal step toward fossil-free pension funds in California.

    Additionally, our virtual office will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.  

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  • Weekly News Round-Up: May 20, 2022

    In this week’s news round-up, we are happy to highlight IEN member firm TIIP new tool that will encourage investors to construct portfolios focused around income inequality. Additionally, the Metropolitan State University of Denver, an MSI, will now offer free tuition starting in fall 2022 to students belonging to any of the 574 federally-recognized indigenous nations.

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  • Weekly News Round-Up: May 13, 2022

    New IEN members are invited to register for our upcoming new members Community Conversation scheduled for May 26 at 1pm ET to learn more about the network, connect with other new members, and to collaboratively build our community of sustainable investing.

    In this week's news, Bowdoin College launched a plan for a fossil fuel-free campus by 2042, the US SEC has extended the period for public comment on climate risk proposals to June 17, 2022, and we invite you to continue showing your support for a consistent, comparable, climate change disclosure by signing on this statement.

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