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Sustainable, Environmental and Social Impact Investing

Do you know there is an annual $2.5 trillion gap to be filled to meet Sustainable Development Goals? It's time for every global citizen to be part of this mission and think about impact investing. Impact investments are investments into companies, organizations, and funds to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return. It is possible to ”do good while doing well” in facing today's global challenges. This interdisciplinary Global Seminar Study Abroad course introduces the impact investment landscape in developing countries, especially in East & Southeast Asia. Students will learn about the rich history and cultural differences from site visits to museums and historical and cultural attractions. Meanwhile, students will witness firsthand and deepen their understanding of the international development process by visiting local investment communities and businesses. Through a combination of readings, case studies, and site visits, students will gain insights into the perspective of the venture philanthropist and the impact investor (including NGO managers). Ultimately, the objective is to allow students to understand the role of a global citizen and explore how we can reimagine allocating resources in the economy in the context of investing for social impact.

Advanced Core Curriculum Designation: BB
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0