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FIN 580 DB - Special Topics in Finance - Social Impact Investing

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Lectures and discussions relating to new areas of interest. See class schedule for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 18 hours in a semester; may be repeated to a maximum of 32 hours in subsequent semesters. Credit is not given for FIN 528 and FIN 580 (66393), Section ADF. Prerequisite: Varies by section.

Special Instructions:

Social impact investing may be described as a bridge between two well-established disciplines, private equity and philanthropy. Like philanthropy, impact investing is driven by an intention to create a positive societal or environmental change in its investment sphere. Incorporating process methods of the private equity model, we will review direct investment strategies and consider various ways to leverage capital markets as part of mission-driven efforts. This course considers the perspective of both investor and manager/entrepreneur in seeking paths for solving intractable societal problems while generating financial return.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 2

Term(s): Spring


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