Developed as a joint venture between the faculty and students of New York University's Stern, Wagner, and Law schools—the NYU Impact Investment Fund (NIIF) leverages the diverse expertise of business, public service, and law faculty to support student investors targeting social enterprises in the sectors of financial inclusion, environment, healthcare, aging, education, and food systems.
Students will also have access to the MIINT (MBA Impact Investing Network & Training) program which is an experiential on-line lab program designed to give students at graduate schools a hands-on education in impact investing. The NIIF Investment Committee will recommend one student team to compete in the finals of MIINT where top graduate schools present to a judging committee composed of industry leaders in impact investing. The MIINT aims to:
- Train the next generation of impact investors to “think like an impact investor” providing them with the opportunity to source, diligence, and present early stage impact investment ideas to an expert judging committee
- Build meaningful links between innovative mission-driven companies and leading business and graduate schools
- Create a vibrant network of students and practitioners active in the impact investing field
Some MBA students are eligible for this program. This program may not be offered each semester or every year. The program offering and teaching faculty are subject to change. Current students can view our CampusGroups website below for more information on eligbility, co-requisites, the application process, and program policies.
To learn more, follow the link below to view the personalized NIIF website.
Asher, NIIF 2020-2021
"Venture Capital and Impact Investing were completely new to me. Coming in, I just wanted to operate at the intersection of finance and impact and discover ways to help others (underserved communities) through an investment. NIIF was instrumental in providing hands-on experience in both areas. After sourcing deals, speaking with various founders, and conducting due diligence, I obtained great experience that I know I wouldn't have received from a pure classroom experience. If I decide to work in Venture Capital in the long-term, I know I will lean heavily on my NIIF experience. There is a lot of interest around NIIF and I think anyone remotely interested in the Venture Capital space or Impact Investing space should apply."