Investing for Impact and ChangeSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship
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, gain valuable tools to approach social and environmental challenges in a commercial and sustainable way. Interact with a wide range of inspiring impact investors, social entrepreneurs, and political activists who work to make finance work for the greater good.

Included Travel Component

The course includes a travel component as an integrated part of the course. In the travel component we go to Berlin for three days to learn about impact investing from another perspective. Berlin is a vibrant city with an incredible scene for social entrepreneurship and impact startups. It is a cultural hub well-known for being open-minded and inclusive for everyone. This is also reflected in everything from the local restaurants and shops to the companies that operate and grow in the city. For that reason, Berlin is a great destination to experience Impact Investing from a social and entrepreneurial perspective.

There are no fixed visits in Berlin since we encourage all of you students to engage in planning your own visits in Berlin. The activities of the trip are primarily academic and include interviews and group casework with impact organizations & investors, with the aim of learning how they work with measuring social impact.