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Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Department of Finance and Business Law
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.
Baptiste, Mya E., "Frameworks used to Measure the Societal Influences & Effectiveness of Impact Investing" (2022). Senior Honors Projects, 2020-current. 150.