Introduction to Impact Investing Winter 2023

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The Introduction to Impact Investing course provides students with an overview of the entire spectrum of investing approaches used by impact investors. This is done through a combination of cases and lectures by the professor, and guest presentations by leading impact investors and thought leaders. The course will touch on several key elements of each area of impact investing including: ESG, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Mission and Program Related and Impact First. In each area the class will discuss in detail: market participants, sectors, investment selection and structuring; financial and social impact return. The class will culminate in the students preparing an investment landscape/opportunity study for an impact investor. This course is designed for students interested or planning to pursue a career in traditional investment management who want to understand this new field, and for students looking to enter the field of impact investing or social enterprise.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 30
Expected: NA
Class#: 1105
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: Final project or presentation.
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: seniors
Unit Notes: Daniel is currently a Managing Director at Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI). In this role he manages HFHI's domestic impact investing efforts which include $250MM+ in private debt investments in Habitat affiliate projects across the country.
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses
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