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Intro to Impact Investing

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For every $100 students like you spend at, we donate $5 to nonprofits that help to advance our mission of eradicating extreme poverty, improving global health and mitigating climate change by 2045.

  • $1 goes to CHOICE Humanitarian to fight extreme poverty in the developing world, using their "Self Developing District Model" for helping villages and entire communities lift themselves out of poverty.
  • $1 goes to Rotary International to fund its effort to eradicate polio. That $1 is enough to deliver one life-saving dose to an at-risk child.
  • $1 goes to to fight climate change. Every dollar not only offsets more than 100 kilos of carbon but also supports projects with other benefits, such as helping families acquire clean cookstoves that improve their health and economic status.
  • $2 go to other projects we support, including scholarships for disadvantaged youth.

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This course will teach you the basics of impact investing, including a fully developed understanding of what it is and how you can start doing it. You do not need a financial background or a college degree to take this course.

The course should take less than an hour to complete and when you're done, you should be ready to actually make an impact investment, allowing you to start earning a financial return while doing good with your money.

The course is comprised primarily of videos that will help you to understand all of the basic concepts. The course will not use much talking head video, instead, you'll see the ideas presented on screen in words, charts and graphs. You'll see as little of me as I can get away with!

The course has three sections. The first will define what impact investing is and, importantly, what it is not, along with some simple, real-world examples. The second will provide instructions for making your first, simple impact investment. Finally, the third will explain how you can begin evaluating higher risk impact investments that have the potential to make a bigger impact while possibly earning you a higher financial return.

What's included?

13 Videos
1 Quiz
1 Text
Devin Thorpe
Devin Thorpe
Champion of Social Good

About the instructor

As a new media journalist and founder of the Your Mark on the World Center, Devin has established himself as a champion of social good. As a Forbes contributor, with 400 bylines and over one million unique readers, he has become a recognized name in the social impact arena. His Your Mark on the World show, featuring over 800 celebrities, CEOs, billionaires, entrepreneurs and others who are out to change the world, has been viewed over 200,000 times, giving him a recognizable face as well.

Previously, Devin served as the CFO of the third largest company on the 2009 Inc. 500 list. He also founded and led an NASD-registered investment bank. After completing a degree in finance at the University of Utah, he earned an MBA from Cornell University.

Having lived on three continents and visited over 30 countries on six continents and with guests from around the world on his show, Devin brings a global perspective to international audiences–from the UN to Nepal–empowering them to do more good and make their mark on the world. These lessons also enable them to change their personal lives and to drive positive change within their organizations. His books provide roadmaps to audiences on how to use money for good. His books have been read over 1 million times!

Today, Devin channels the idealism of his youth, volunteering whenever and wherever he can, with the loving support of his wife, Gail. Their son, Dayton, works in San Francisco.