Aligning Endowment Investments with Philanthropic Mission

Aligning Endowment Investments with Philanthropic Mission

Continuing a long-standing debate about whether a foundation’s endowment should reflect the mission of the organization or maximize returns, the speakers on this panel will discuss whether endowments can benefit financially from mission-related investments, as well as the risks involved when organizations mix mission with returns.

Moderator:

Kerry Kennedy, President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Speakers:

Kim Lew, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Brian O’Neil, Chief Investment Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Mark Suzman, Chief Strategy Officer and President, Global Policy and Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

Shawn Wischmeier, Chief Investment Officer, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

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