Intentional Endowments Network
The Crane Institute of Sustainability, Inc.
18R County Road, 01929 Essex, Massachusetts, United States
The Intentional Endowments Network supports colleges, universities, and other mission-driven tax-exempt organizations in aligning their endowment investment practices with their mission, values, and sustainability goals without sacrificing financial returns. In doing so, this broad-based, collaborative network will make a significant and critical contribution to creating a healthy, just, and sustainable society.
The Intentional Endowments Network's goal is to create a robust and active network of institutional leaders and their stakeholders, industry practitioners and academic experts, that serves as a vehicle for a variety of actions (meetings, trainings, conferences, resources, education, peer-learning, etc.) to achieve the following outcomes:
- Intentionally designed endowments, aligned with institutional mission, values, and sustainability goals, become the norm in higher education and other tax-exempt organizations, evidenced by growth in policies, practices and actions.
- Improved sustainability performance by businesses in response to investor concerns, evidenced by changes in corporate reporting, policies and behaviors related to investor demands and shareholder resolutions.