Finance for Societal Good

Course Code
ES 444
3 hours
  • Fall 19 (B)
  • Fall 20 (B)

Finance for Societal Good --- This course is about doing good with money. It covers a range of topics, from microfinance, to social finance, to impact investing, in both the developing and developed worlds. These and other innovative methods for issuing credit, promoting savings, making investments, and using money philanthropically view money as a tool for societal good, not just making a profit. Each week, leading practitioners explain the state-of-the-art in finance for societal good, showing how it can alleviate poverty, address health and educational disparities, improve communities and cities, heal the environment, and more. No technical expertise in finance or business is required.