Thursday, September 11, 2014

Recent news from the Intentional Endowments Network

We have a great news feed on the Intentional Endowments Network website, which has been seeing a lot of new additions recently.  The fossil fuel divestment campaigns are generating a lot of conversation on college and university campuses, and while the number of institutions committing to divestment is still relatively low, the number that are evaluating their investment policies and practices in light of the climate change threat, and other critical sustainability issues, is growing rapidly. 

Here's a run down of some of the latest exciting news: 

RI procures Swensen letter to Yale fund managers obliging climate evaluation and company engagement | Responsible Investor

by Vibeka Mair, September 11th, 2014
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BU Faculty Petition Urges Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies | BU Today

by Rich Barlow, September 10, 2014

Faculty for Divestment Renew Call for Open Forum | Harvard Crimson

by Dev A. Patel and Steven R. Watros, September 10, 2014

Fossil Fuels Stir Debate at Endowments | Wall Street Journal

by Dan Fitzpatrick, September 9, 2014
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Ranking US Fund Managers on Climate Change | About Money

by Cary Krosinsky

Green Ratings Questioned | Inside Higher Ed

by Ry Rivard, September 3, 2014

College Endowment Investment Trends and Best Practices: An Analysis of STARS Data | Sustainable Endowments Institute

by Aaron Karp, Mark Orlowski, and Jaime Silverstein, September 3, 2014

Yale approves environmentally conscious investment guidance | Pensions & Investments

by James Comtois, August 28, 2014

Check the news feed regularly - - and enter your email address on the site to receive periodic updates. 

Stay going.