About the Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit

The Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit, presented by Second Nature and the Intentional Endowments Network, is the premier gathering of a select group of higher education leaders committed to driving our nation’s climate action. As the world looks to 2020 to update emissions reductions targets under the Paris Climate Agreement, the Summit will be an opportunity for the higher education sector to take stock of its own progress and explore ways to scale local climate leadership to meet the global goals by working across institutions and across sectors.

Learn From Experts

  • Driving the education and research needed to shift to a carbon-free economy
  • Partnering with local communities on climate adaptation and resilience
  • Aligning endowment investments to support climate solutions, and
  • Eliminating carbon pollution from campus operations

New for 2020

  • Request for Participation is now open until  September 30, 2019.
  • Direct, next-level conversations to learn about cutting-edge solutions & ideas
  • President/Trustee-only tracks and programming
  • Campus tours & additional workshops on Sunday

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The Summit In Your Words…

As a service provider & small company, the network element is the most valuable for us.

I enjoyed the sessions that focused on implementation of their specific topics because many universities lack the leadership or funding to move forward initiatives on sustainability and the environment.

An opportunity to meet with peers and hear from thought leaders in this domain.

It will help us transform our investing policy to one that is 100% socially responsible.

Summit Photo Policy
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