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Building Trust and Community: The Transformative Experience of the Green Revolving Fund at Agnes Scott College

  • Agnes Scott College (GA)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)
  • Second Nature (MA)
  • City of Decatur (GA)

Agnes Scott College initiated the college’s Green Revolving Fund (GRF) in 2011 as a practical solution to a common challenge shared by colleges and universities that have committed to ...


Step Away from the Spreadsheet: Online Tools are Making Sustainability Management in Higher Education Easy

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)
  • Second Nature (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • US Green Building Council - San Diego Chapter (CA)

Management of sustainability data in higher education has experienced an exciting evolution over the last few years. Whereas spreadsheets used to dominate, there are now a variety of online tools ...

  • Posted Aug. 7, 2019
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Advanced Strategies and Analytics for Campus Green Revolving Funds

  • California Institute of Technology (CA)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • ICF International (VA)

As more colleges and universities create green revolving funds on campus to finance urgently needed efficiency projects, they may encounter complex problems related to the technical aspects of running a ...

  • Posted March 9, 2018
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Green Revolving Funds: A Guide to Implementation & Management

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • ICF International (VA)

Green Revolving Funds: A Guide to Implementation & Management combines the expertise of energy professionals and college administrators from dozens of institutions to establish best practices for designing and managing ...


Finance 201: Financial Analysis and Your Campus Projects

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)
  • Second Nature (MA)

Campus sustainability professionals must frequently build the business case for their work. While they are well versed in environmental issues, knowledge of financial terms may be necessary to write a ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Higher Education Endowments & the Paris Climate Agreement: Investing for a Sustainable Future

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)
  • Second Nature (MA)
  • Intentional Endowments Network (MA)
  • Cambridge Associates (VA)
  • Impax Asset Management

Higher education has been leading by example on climate change, striving for climate neutrality in campus operations and promoting education, research, and community engagement for climate solutions. In recent years ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Campus Resilience: Prioritizing Goals and Strategies Through Collaborative Gaming

  • Bemidji State University (MN)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)
  • LHB, Inc. (MN)

This workshop engages participants in Campus Resilience, an educational and collaborative campus-building game whose goal is to achieve institutional carbon neutrality while maintaining resilience: campus academic, cultural, environmental, and financial ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Green revolving funds: A sustainable investment

  • College of Saint Benedict (MN)
  • University of Dayton (OH)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)
  • Blessed Earth (KY)
  • Saint John's University (MN)

There has recently been a groundswell of interest in sustainability in all its forms, and two organizations — Green Seminary Initiative and Seminary Stewardship Alliance — have emerged to provide resources and ...


Institutional Pathways to Fossil-Free Investing: Endowment Management in a Warming World

  • Responsible Endowments Coalition (PA)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

This report provides an analysis of climate-related portfolio risk faced by educational and philanthropic endowments and presents three pathways toward reallocating an endowment portfolio into fossil-free investment opportunities, across asset ...

  • Posted April 8, 2016
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How Are We Doing? Objectively Assessing the Data Regarding Campus GHGs and Energy

  • University of New Hampshire (NH)
  • Gordian (SC)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)
  • Second Nature (MA)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

After more than a decade of focused collective effort to make higher education a model for operational climate change leadership in North America, what do we have to show for ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability without sacrifice: How URIs are saving money & reducing GHG emissions by investing in energy efficiency

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

Finding a way to prioritize and finance sustainability projects can be difficult for any institution, but may present a unique struggle at minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and under-resourced institutions (URIs). To ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Plenary Session 4: Data to Action: Advancing Sustainability Investment Decisions

  • Denison University (OH)
  • Lane Community College (OR)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (WA)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

Discover how data and metrics play pivotal roles in generating positive sustainability investments through stories of field-tested best practices on two data-driven programs that encourage bold sustainability investments: STARS 2 ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Tools of the Trade: How Web Apps Can Increase Energy Efficiency Impact

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

How can the right web tools help you better track and assess energy efficiency and photovoltaic projects? This workshop will bring together expert practitioners to talk about three leading web ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Developing Green Revolving Funds to Reduce Environmental Footprint

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

This discussion will explore how students have created green revolving funds on their campuses and the tips and tricks they suggest to other students that are interesting in creating such ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Plenary: Investing in Energy Efficiency through Green Revolving Funds

  • Agnes Scott College (GA)
  • Catawba College (NC)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

An increasing number of colleges are establishing green revolving funds to tap into new sources of capital and scale up their institution's commitment to investing in reducing carbon emissions ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Show Me the Money! The Benefits of Investing in Energy Efficiency through Green Revolving Funds

  • Agnes Scott College (GA)
  • Western Michigan University (MI)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

Whether your college is striving to reach its carbon-reduction goals or is considering divesting from fossil fuel companies, green revolving funds (GRFs) offer a compelling investment opportunity. With a median ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Hands on Sustainability: Leveraging Green Revolving Funds to Ignite Collaboration

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

Utilizing case studies of Green Revolving Funds (GRF) participants will work together in small groups to develop a pitch to campus decision-makers to start and manage a GRF. Groups will ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Billion Dollar Green Challenge: How Campus Green Revolving Funds are Saving Energy and Money (2012)

  • University of Southern California (CA)
  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

Facing burdensome budget cuts and unstable energy costs, many colleges are grappling with how to finance urgently needed, but capital-intensive, energy efficiency retrofits. In response to this need, this workshop ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Billion Dollar Green Challenge: How Campus Green Revolving Funds are Saving Energy and Money (2011)

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

Facing burdensome budget cuts and unstable energy costs, many colleges are grappling with how to finance urgently needed, but capital-intensive, energy efficiency retrofits. In response to this need, the panel ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green Billion-Dollar Challenge: Innovative Endowment Investing in Energy Efficiency

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)
  • Clean Air-Cool Planet (NH)
  • GreenerU (MA)

Facing burdensome budget cuts and unstable energy costs, many colleges are grappling with how to finance urgently needed, but capital-intensive, energy efficiency retrofits. In response to this need, the panel ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The College Sustainability Report Card

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

The College Sustainability Report Card is the only independent evaluation of campus and endowment sustainability activities at colleges and universities. The Report Card is designed to identify schools that are ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Case for Investing in Campus Sustainability

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)

Whether your college is striving to reach its carbon-reduction goals or is considering divesting from fossil fuel companies, green revolving funds (GRFs) offer a compelling investment opportunity. With a median ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Green Revolving Funds: An Introductory Guide to Implementation and Management

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • ICF International (VA)

Co-published by the Sustainable Endowments Institute (SEI) and AASHE, the Guide provides practical guidance for designing, implementing, and managing a green revolving fund (GRF) at a college or university. Based ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Greening the Bottom Line 2012

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)

In collaboration with AASHE and other partner organizations, this Sustainable Endowments Institute publication highlights current trends based on a 2012 survey of 79 green revolving funds (GRFs) at 76 institutions ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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Greening the Bottom Line: The Trend toward Green Revolving Funds on Campus

  • Sustainable Endowments Institute (MA)
  • AASHE (PA)

In collaboration with AASHE and 10 other partner organizations, this Sustainable Endowments Institute publication highlights current trends based on a 2010 survey of green revolving funds that included 52 institutions ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2016
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