Sustainable Retirements Initiative Q2 Call | June 8 | 12 PM ET

June 8, 2023 | 12 PM ET

IEN’s Sustainable Retirements Initiative supports institutions in ensuring retirement options take material ESG factors into consideration. The approximately 4,500 colleges and universities in the US alone represent a tremendous pool of retirement assets - totaling over $900 billion - that must be safeguarded from sustainability risks.

Many colleges and universities are working to align their education, research, and operations with the Sustainable Development Goals. While many have taken steps to integrate Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors into their endowment investment decision-making, there’s a tremendous opportunity for institutions to provide sustainable investment options for a vital constituency- their own employees.


  • Natixis: Reporting on ESG findings from the 2023 Natixis DC participant survey
  • Wespath Benefits and Investments: On signing the Sustainable Retirement Plans Pledge
  • TIAA: Current state of sustainable retirement options in participant plans
  • The Vogel Group: Updates on anti-ESG push in DC and broader political environment

To learn more about our Sustainable Retirements Initiative or to engage with this work, contact Chris Walker at [email protected]

This call is open to IEN Members only. Learn more about membership, or contact our membership manager Harrison Ungar at [email protected]


Natixis: Findings from the 2023 Natixis DC Participant Survey

The Vogel Group: Updates on Anti-ESG Push: Regional and National

TIAA-Nuveen: Sustainable Retirement Options and ESG Backlash

Wespath: On Signing the Sustainable Retirement Plans Pledge

Get up to date IEN News

Sign up for our Newsletters