ESG investing has risen among college and university endowment funds in the wake of increased stakeholder demands for sustainable investments as well as greater community impact. A landmark 2020 study by the Intentional Endowment Network demonstrated that higher education endowments are successfully meeting or exceeding objectives through mission-aligned investing.
Many colleges and universities choose to redirect endowment investments locally in order to create greater community impact beyond the boost they bring communities’ economies. University endowments have taken several paths to making a difference at home.
The above is a excerpt from a piece by Marypat Thenell Smucker featured on TheImpactivate.com.