SEI New Impact Investing Course

New Impact Investing Course

by Professor Dennis Shaughnessy

Studying Social Impact Investing:  Connecting Compassion and Capital

 Social impact investing is a rapidly emerging sector within the global investment community in which investors fund innovative enterprises dedicated to creatively solving the world’s most difficult social problems, such as extreme poverty, access to clean water, sanitation, agricultural productivity and literacy.  Historically, these initiatives were organized as non-profits or charities and received funding from donations and grants from foundations and government agencies.  Today, many social entrepreneurs are instead using for-profit and hybrid business models to attract investment capital in the form of equity investments, loans and other forms of so-called “patient” capital.  Students study the investors, entrepreneurs and enterprises comprising the global impact investing universe, and develop a practical, real-world and sustainable impact investing portfolio.  This course was taught by Professor Shaughnessy to Honors Program students in the Spring semester.  A DMSB open enrollment version of this course is pending approval for the Fall semester.

Please visit the Registrar’s website to sign up!