The Impact Investing Practicum course pairs teams of MBA students with impact investing firms and organizations for an 8 week project. Projects have include:

  • A market analysis of impact investment product opportunities for fintech in emerging markets
  • Clean energy investment strategy for a nationally recognized environmental organization
  • Trends and opportunity landscape in renewable forestry for a leading impact investor

The Impact Investing Practicum will next run Spring 2022 with applications for participation opening in the Fall.

Past projects

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Patagonia's Tin Shed Ventures

Students examined a global landscape for the impact investment in renewable energy. They began by considering the mode of energy production through of a lens of understanding resource opportunities and government subsidy advantages in different markets. They then developed entry strategies for deploying capital and financial structures, in the end proposing best partners with which to work in that region.

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The SF Foundation

Students developed a mission-aligned investment strategy proposal for The San Francisco Foundation that supports their mission of building strong communities in the five counties of the Bay Area, and their strategy of advancing racial and economic equity.


Company Perspective

“The team of Haas students brought a fresh, new lens to our impact investing research, and the results will be immediately applicable to strategic work with our clients.”
– Cambridge Associates

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