There is a long-standing debate of whether a foundation's endowment should reflect the mission of the organization, or the fiduciary responsibility remains to maximize returns. Panelists will discuss:
- Can endowments benefit financially from mission-related investments?
- What the risks are in mixing mission with return? Is this better suited from the program side or the endowment side, or both?
- What is the best process to integrate a foundation's mission with its investment strategy? How can the investment strategy impact grantmaking?
- How the regulatory environment might impact a more mission aligned endowment portfolio?