Course Catalog

WKSH8592

Social Innovation Investing

Funding agencies, social investors and development institutions around the world are seeking to make investments that generate social and environmental impact as well as financial return. This emerging sector, called "impact investing," has the potential to become a powerful force for global change. One of the critical challenges facing this new movement is identifying and cultivating high quality opportunities for impact investors. In this workshop, students will learn how to discover and evaluate pattern breaking social enterprises. Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of impact investing, including deal sourcing and brokering. The interactive workshop will include new data on deal sourcing and investment trends and an introduction to the key institutions building the sector. Students will learn and apply a new framework for identifying social innovation and will participate in a simulated “opportunity screening workshop.”
Subject:
Workshop
Department:
International Policy
Division:
Intl Policy & Management
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Fall 2011 - MIIS

WKSH8592A-F11 Workshop (Bloom)

Fall 2010 - MIIS

WKSH8592A-F10 Workshop (Bloom, Levinger)

Spring 2010 - MIIS

WKSH8592A-S10 Workshop (Bloom, DePaolis, Levinger)