Engaged Curriculum Grants

Using the Tools of Finance to Meet Social Needs

Creating engagement opportunities for students to explore how sustainable finance and impact investing can support communities and the environment.

The financial crisis of 2008 led many people to rethink the financial industry’s role in society and consider how finance can positively contribute to communities and the environment. This project introduces students to sustainable finance and impact investing as ways to address social and environmental needs. It also creates opportunities for students to engage with financial, academic and environmental institutions that are developing products and services in these areas, as well as the communities they benefit. These engagement opportunities are made possible, among others, by the Coalition for Private Investment in Conservation — an initiative led by Cornell in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the Nature Conservancy and Credit Suisse — which is developing investment blueprints in forest restoration and sustainable fisheries, among other projects.

Grant type: Development (2017-18), Planning (2016-17)

The Team

  • David Ng, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, SC Johnson College of Business
  • Byoung-Hyoun Hwang, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, SC Johnson College of Business
  • John Tobin-de la Puente, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
    College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, SC Johnson College of Business
  • Community partner: International Union for Conservation of Nature

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