Impact Investing

The Social Enter­prise Insti­tute chal­lenges its stu­dents to not only study impact invest­ing, an emer­gent field within social entre­pre­neur­ship, but to apply the strat­egy to global poverty in  ENTR2210: Social Impact Invest­ing — Con­nect­ing Com­pas­sion and Cap­i­tal and  ENTR4506: Advanced Top­ics in Social Entre­pre­neur­ship in Devel­op­ing Countries. 

In these classes, our stu­dents ana­lyze social enter­prises dri­ving inno­v­a­tive solu­tions to poverty and are able to invest in high-performing orga­ni­za­tions through the gen­eros­ity of our supporters. 

2013 — 2014 Dean Tom Moore Hon­ors Invest­ment Pitch 

$15,000 awarded to Aakar Inno­va­tions 

$5,000 awarded to Empower Gen­er­a­tion 

$5,000 awarded to Live­ly­hoods 

$5,000 awarded to Vision­Spring 

Spring 2013 — Nicaragua Cap­stone Impact Investing 

$10,000 awarded to Chi­nant­lan Juice & Fruit Coop­er­a­tive — Nicaragua 

2012 — 2013 Dean Tom Moore Hon­ors Invest­ment Pitch 

$ 5,000 awarded to Manna Project International

$5,000 awarded to Micro Credit Lim­ited  - Jamaica 

Spring 2012 — Nicaragua Cap­stone Impact Investing 

$5,000 awarded to SOPEXXCA Cof­fee Coop­er­a­tive — Nicaragua 

$5,000 awarded to Manna Project Inter­na­tional in La Chureca — Nicaragua 

2011 — 2012 Dean Tom Moore Hon­ors Invest­ment Pitch 

$ 10,000 awarded to One Acre Fund 

$5,000 awarded to Njabini Apparel 

$2,500 Research Grant awarded to the 2011 Hon­ors Schol­ars to mea­sure the impact of the funds dis­bursed to  One Acre Fund and Njabini Apparel