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FIN 490 DB1 - 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: 1 to 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated in the same term or subsequent terms to a maximum of 3 undergraduate hours or 4 graduate hours. Credit is not given for FIN 490 CRNs 57268 and 57353 and FIN 464. Course will not satisfy Finance major requirements. Prerequisite: FIN 300 or consent of instructor.

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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