Senior Honors Projects, 2020-current

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Date of Graduation




Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)


Department of Finance and Business Law


Adam Usman

Luis Betancourt

William Brack Collier


The purpose of this thesis is to learn how capital generates positive returns for society through impact investing. I address the different forms of impact investments along the spectrum and examples of companies that are grouped into each category. Afterward, I highlight the various pre-existing frameworks being used by the industry to properly measure their social returns and then provide insight into my personal experience working with Citigroup, Inc. Impact Fund. This paper includes an empirical study to address my hypothesis that companies who invest in producing social returns receive a positive impact on their financials. It was concluded that social returns do not improve a company’s financial position.



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