Investing for Impact and ChangeSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship
New Course Note
This course starts in Fall 2020.
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

This course explores the increasingly popular movement of impact investing and how money can be used to do good and fund sustainable development. Through the exploration of real-life case studies and an interactive approach to learning, you gain valuable tools to approach social and environmental challenges in a commercial and sustainable way. You interact with a wide range of inspiring impact investors, social entrepreneurs and political activists who work to making finance work for the greater good.

The course includes a travel component as an integrated part of the course. In the travel component we go to London for two days to learn about impact investing from a British perspective, which is different from the Danish in many aspects. We visit leading impact investors such as Bridges Fund Management as well as the public and private organizations they are involved with. The activities of the trip are primarily academic and include interviews and group casework with impact organizations with the aim of learning how they work with measuring social impact.


Rasmus Dilling-Hansen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MSc in Social Entrepreneurship and Management, Roskilde University. Project Manager in Den Sociale Kapitalfond, a Danish pioneer and market leader in social impact investments. Part of the team which is developing the first commercial fund for social impact investments in Denmark.

Rune Riisbjerg Thomsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

MSc International Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Analyst in PKA, one of the largest pension funds in Denmark and front runner of responsible and sustainable investments.