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Endowment and the Environment: An Independent School Forum on Aligning Investments with Values

Date: Thursday - May 30, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: The Northwest School, Dining Room, 401 E Pike, Seattle, WA 98122

This Is An Event Hosted By A Member School and Is Not An NWAIS Workshop

 


Endowment and the Environment: An Independent School Forum on Aligning Investments with Values

 

 

Cost: None

Kindly RSVP by Friday, May 24


This Forum is for Head of Schools, CFOs, Directors of Environmental Education & Sustainability, Directors of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, and Board Members

Please join us for an evening of sharing and discussion on the relationship between our schools’ financial investments, environmental sustainability, and a more equitable world on Thursday, May 30, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. for “Endowment and the Environment: An Independent School Forum on Aligning Investments with Values.

What are the relationships between independent school endowments and investments, environmental sustainability, and social justice? How might we strive to align our investments with our mission as educators of active, thoughtful engaged citizens and community members?

The forum on May 30th will address these questions, first through introductions from Mike McGill, Head of School, Marco Abbruzzese, Chair of the Investment Subcommittee of The Northwest School Board of Trustees, and Blaine Townsend, Senior Vice President and Director of the Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Group at Bailard Wealth Management. This will be followed by robust Q & A and open discussion. 

In July 2018, The Northwest School transferred 100% of its endowment to investments filtered by environmental, social, and governance related criteria. This was the next, but not last, step in a multi-year process of fulfilling our fiduciary responsibility to maximize returns in a manner that better aligns with our deep commitment to environmental sustainability and social justice. Furthermore, as a school, we feel a particular obligation to be structuring our investment strategy in a way that acknowledges, and ideally seeks to mitigate, the disproportionate burden our students will face regarding environmental degradation and social injustice over the duration of their lives.

Our objective in hosting this forum is to create an open space for sharing, dialogue, and learning at the intersection of financial management, environmental sustainability, and social justice. Our hope is to share our journey in this space as a means of inspiring and empowering other schools to take on similar action. I invite you to join us for what is sure to be a lively, thought-provoking, and hopefully inspiring evening discussion. Please come with questions, curiosity, and/or experiences to share.  



This Is An Event Hosted By A Member School and Is Not An NWAIS Workshop


 

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