IEN Webinar: Measuring Impact in Endowment Portfolios

Date: Tuesday, November 10th


This webinar will explore concrete ways to apply best practices in impact measurement to the unique characteristics of endowment portfolios.

In an interactive session, participants will hear an overview of the Impact Management Project and get an in-depth look from the Global Endowment Management (GEM) team at ways to apply the Impact Management Project's tools to investments. Then the group will break out into smaller discussions on specific applications of impact management, choosing between three themes:

  • Incorporating diversity, racial, and social equity in impact measurement and management
  • Evaluating complex public companies
  • Applying the Impact Management Project to private funds

There will be ample time for Q&A and reflections in this practical, action-oriented webinar.



Impact Measurement for Complex Portfolios: A Primer for Applying the Impact Management Project Framework to a Globally Diversified, Multi-Manager Portfolio | Global Endowment Management

Learn more: Global Endowment Management

Learn more: Impact Management Project


  • Eric Leibrandt - Associate, GEM
    Eric joined GEM in June 2017 and is an associate on GEM's investment team. He was previously Senior Investment Associate in Cambridge Associates’ Private Practice division, and an Associate with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Eric graduated summa cum laude from Sewanee: The University of the South in 2014 with a B.A. in Economics; he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
  • Elly Bringaze - Associate, GEM
    Elly joined GEM in April 2019 and is an associate on GEM's investment team. She was previously a Capital Formation Associate at Social Finance, a Research Associate at LSU Economics Policy & Research Group, and a Manager Selection Analyst with JP Morgan Chase & Co. Elly graduated from The University of Virginia in 2015 with a B.S. in Finance.
  • Pedro Henriques Da Silva - Analyst, GEM
    Pedro joined GEM in August 2019 and is an impact investment analyst, supporting GEM’s integration of impact across the investment, operations, and investor services teams. Pedro holds a B.A. in Economics from Reed College where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated in 2018. Following graduation, Pedro was a teacher through Teach for America.
  • Meredith Heimburger – Principal, Director of Impact, GEM
    Meredith is a Principal and GEM’s Director of Impact. In her role, Meredith engages with clients to align their investment program with their values and missions and co-leads GEM’s impact investment work. Prior to joining GEM in 2012, Meredith spent seven years with Teach For America, first as a classroom teacher, then as a member of staff leading the expansion of the organization’s presence in new and developing regions across the US. Meredith is a trustee and finance committee member for the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, which promotes sustainable solutions to human and environmental problems. In 2018, she completed the World Economic Forum’s Impact Investing for the Next Generation program. She is an active member of several organizations focused on leveraging assets for positive impact.

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