Monthly Archives: January 2021

Episode 10: ESG Investing for Stewards: Part 3 — With Kaitlin Bergan



Charitable organizations and endowment funds are at the forefront of the ESG movement.

With increased interest in this investment strategy, how might the ESG landscape evolve?

In this third and final part of their ESG mini-series, Bob DiMeo and Devon Francis join BlackRock director Kaitlin Bergan to explore this and more. Kaitlin shares her experience with sustainable investing solutions across asset classes and reveals the trends she sees in mission aligned investing, both today and in the years to come.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Challenges endowments can face when implementing ESG investing strategies
  • The difference between exclusionary and inclusionary strategies
  • How the U.S. compares to other parts of the world with sustainable investing 
  • The importance of shareholder engagement in mission aligned investing
  • And more!

Tune in today to learn about the forces bringing ESG investing to the forefront of nonprofit and endowment investing!

Resources: ESG Investing for Stewards: Part 1 | ESG Investing for Stewards: Part 2 | DiMeo Schneider & Associates L.L.C. | Bob DiMeo | Devon Francis | Kaitlin Bergan | BlackRock | FREE GUIDE: 6 Tips to Managing Nonprofit Investments 


Episode 9: 2021 Investment Outlook for Endowments & Foundations — with Matt Rice



With a new year and a new environment, now is the perfect time to examine your endowment or foundation’s investment strategy and asset allocation so that you can adapt to ever-changing market conditions!

To help you do this, Bob DiMeo and Devon Francis join Matt Rice, the chief investment officer at DiMeo Schneider & Associates, in today’s episode. They talk about their updated capital market assumptions for 2021 and provide several great tips for prudent investing.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to deal with elevated investment risk over the coming months
  • How investment committees might address allocation with lower expected returns
  • The use of alternative investments to diversify your endowment or foundation portfolio
  • About growth vs. value investing and active vs. passive investing
  • And more!

Listen now as Bob, Devon, and Matt share valuable insights on what your committee might expect from the markets this year!

Resources: 

DiMeo Schneider & Associates L.L.C. | Bob DiMeo | Devon Francis | Matthew Rice | 2021 Outlook: Poised for Growth | FREE GUIDE: 6 Tips to Managing Nonprofit Investments Request a copy of our 2021 Capital Markets White Paper