Sustainable Endowments Institute
(2005; Boston; 3 staff; www.endowmentinstitute.org)
Is a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors conducting “research, education and outreach to advance resilient institutional responses to the climate crisis.”
- The Billion Dollar Green Challenge, collaborating with 16 partner organizations, created a combined total of $1 billion, enabling hundreds of campuses to reduce operating expenses and greenhouse gas emissions, while enabling regenerating funds for future projects.
- The Green Revolving Investment Tracking System (GRITS), to track and calculate project-level energy, financial and carbon savings data for all sustainability projects, and efficiency improvements.
- The Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign, working with student groups and partner organizations to advocate for colleges and universities to divest their endowment funds from fossil fuel companies.
Leadership: Mark Orlowski (Executive Director & Founder)