PADM 5579 - Environmental Finance and Impact Investing Practicum

(SBA-HE) (CU-CEL)     
Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Enrollment limited to: Master of Public Administration (MPA) EFII Fellows.

J. Tobin.

This engaged learning course will allow students to work as a team on one of the leading questions in the area of environmental finance and impact investing today, while developing skills in external client relationship management and project execution. In connection with this practicum course, students will synthesize current knowledge about metrics for assessing environmental and social impacts in impact investing, and will be expected to propose a framework that builds on this knowledge and improves the ability of investors to ascertain impact in the conservation finance space.

Outcome 1: Students will assess social and environmental returns of investments with a sustainability focus.

Outcome 2: Students will complete a substantial EFII project deliverable for a public affairs client organization.

Outcome 3: Students will engage in fieldwork to collect data for completing client deliverable.

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