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Cathleen M. Rittereiser

Changing the Conversation on College and University Resources

Posted by Cathleen M. Rittereiser on Jun 30, 2020

Topic: Governance and Policy | Industry Knowledge | Investment Strategy

William Massy has spent his entire career at the intersection of academia and administration, as a microeconomist; professor, dean and CFO at Stanford...

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Increasing Giving During COVID-19: Thoughts for Philanthropy

Posted by Cathleen M. Rittereiser on Jun 22, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Industry Knowledge | Investment Strategy

The Council on Foundations has acted to support its members, their nonprofit partners, and the people and communities hit hardest by the impacts...

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How Can Trustees Achieve Intergenerational Equity in the Face of Rising Costs?

Posted by Cathleen M. Rittereiser on Apr 2, 2020

Topic: Governance and Policy | Industry Knowledge

Why and how the HEPI matters to trustees and how they can and should employ it to achieve intergenerational equity.

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10 Tips for Stewarding People Remotely

Posted by Cathleen M. Rittereiser on Mar 19, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Governance and Policy | Industry Knowledge

At a time when institutional leaders need to be gathering virtually and making themselves available for interim meetings and conference calls, we wanted to share a video from Professor Steven Rogelberg, UNC Charlotte, that provides tips to make remote meetings work - a critical component in stewarding people remotely.

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Optimize Luck

Posted by Cathleen M. Rittereiser on Feb 12, 2020

Topic: Industry Knowledge | Investment Strategy

Optimize Luck originated in a group discussion I facilitated for the Investment Institute, a membership organization for institutional investors based in...

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Summer Reading from the Stewardship Academy Faculty

Posted by Cathleen M. Rittereiser on Jun 11, 2019

Topic: Industry Knowledge

As the last week of June approaches, investment stewards begin to prepare for summer - a time for relaxing, reflecting, and reading. We asked faculty members from the Investment Stewardship Academy, being held at the Yale School of Management from June 24-28th, to recommend books that you should have on your summer reading list. Whether you prefer hardcover or digital, poolside or portside, learning or escaping, our faculty has a great book or two for you.

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Surprising Stewardship Lessons from the Miracle on the Hudson

Posted by Cathleen M. Rittereiser on May 13, 2019

Topic: Industry Knowledge

“When you’ve suffered a complete loss of engine thrust over the largest city in America, you must act quickly and independently to address..."

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The Four P’s of Investment Decisions:
Lessons from the Commonfund Institute

Posted by Cathleen M. Rittereiser on Jul 12, 2018

Topic: Diversity | Industry Knowledge | Spending Policy

Three days after becoming Executive Director of the Commonfund Institute, I found myself giving welcoming remarks at our annual program. The agenda focused on the key responsibilities and decisions fiduciaries make, starting with policy decisions and leading into execution. The most important lessons I learned ...

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