Financial Times Features NYU Impact Investment Fund

Financial Times highlights the NYU Impact Investment Fund (NIIF) in its article "Demand Grows for Student Led Impact Investment Funds" as a unique venture that combines the diverse expertise of students across Stern, Wagner, and the Law School.

As an increasing amount of business students are seeking a more action-based learning approach to gain the tools to pursue impact-oriented careers, universities are forming student-managed social impact funds. These projects focus on both financial and social returns across a wide range of asset classes. The funding for these initiatives comes from a variety of sources such as a share of the university's endowment, donations from benefactors, or crowdfunding. Such funds have increased investor activism and sustainability in school curriculums.

NYU Stern MBA students can participate in the Michael Price Student Investment Fund (MPSI), for hands-on experience managing assets. NYU Stern is also part of the MIINT Network, which is an experiential learning program designed to give students at business and graduate schools a hands-on education in impact investing.

Excerpt: "...there is a growing number of students seeking ways to make an impact while they are learning–acquiring practical skills in line with their personal values and which they can apply in their professional lives."   

Read the full article here.