Demand grows for student-led impact investment funds

Lincoln Wylie

Katie Wheeler applied to the University of Michigan to examine how personal-sector strategies could be deployed in the public sector, but ended up with far a lot more than classroom-centered understanding. She was before long shaking up a $500,000 scholar-run fund to scrutinise the success of the social enterprises in which it invests.

Ms Wheeler is one of a escalating variety of learners seeking approaches to make an affect while they are understanding — acquiring practical skills in line with their private values and which they can use in their expert lives.

“Action-centered understanding of the finest kind” is how Ms Wheeler describes the Ross College of Business’s groundbreaking Social Venture Fund. On graduation, she hopes to get the job done for an trader or developer in reasonably priced housing. “I’m intrigued in cross-sector collaboration and innovative approaches to finance equitable growth,” she says.

Kurt Buchbinder’s enthusiasm is for the

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