$650 Million Ain't What It Used to Be: The Meyer Memorial Trust Considers Mission Related Investing

John F. Kennedy School of Government (Harvard)



Case Study Sector


The case study chronicles Meyer Memorial Trust's move to mission-related investing. Meyer Memorial Trust uses a strategy to prioritize its investments in relation to its mission and values, starting from the "bull's eye" of finding investments with direct environmental, social, or economic impact within the state of Oregon to investments that do not run contrary to its mission or cause direct harm.



  • Partnership
  • Strategy


  • Northern America

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