Impact Investing has gained substantial momentum in both, finance and social entrepreneurship communities over recent years. In addition student demand for course offers as well as supervision of theses on Impact Investing has risen steeply demonstrating a strong interest by the student community in applying finance skills in meaningful ways.
This course, titled Impact Investing: Redefining the Meaning of Return is taking place in March to May 2018 at Master level in the contextual study program of the University of St. Gallen.
To complement and consolidate classroom based learning, the group has had the opportunity to meet and discuss with Impact Investing practitioners during this half day course conference at the Headquarters of UBS on Zurich's famous Paradeplatz. Hosted by UBS Sustainable Investing Advisory we welcomed speakers from UBS, LGT Impact and resonsAbility who presented their work as well as their personal path into the impact investing arena before a panel discussion provided ample opportunity for exchange.
In addition bestselling novelist Jyoti Guptara gave a session on storytelling in business on Saturday 14th April which was received very well by the course participants eager to develop their storytelling skills which are most relevant yet often underdeveloped in business.