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Our impact investing resources are designed to help students build a solid foundational knowledge of traditional finance, while connecting them with experts in impact investing and venture philanthropy and providing a variety of hands-on learning opportunities.

These impact investing resources are an important component of the Edwardson Social Entrepreneurship Program, which offers a variety of social entrepreneurship resources to support UChicago students and faculty in jump-starting businesses and nonprofits with social missions.

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Sponsorship

As the Rustandy Center continues to grow its suite of impact investing programs, the center is looking for partners to support and engage with these efforts. We are grateful to our current impact investing sponsors, including:

Chicago Booth Harper Center

Ronald Tarrson, ’72 (XP-31)

Ronald Tarrson, ’72 (XP-31)
Chicago Booth Harper Center

John Edwardson, ’72

John Edwardson, ’72
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William Blair


William Blair

Edwardson Social Entrepreneurship Program logo

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tali Griffin.

Impact Investing Course

In this course, students will explore the expanding role of impact investing in deploying financial resources to address social problems through market-based interventions. The course examines a variety of asset classes, from venture capital and private equity to public markets and alternatives.

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Impact Investing Stories

Meet Our Impact Investing Executive in Residence

Learn from industry experts in the Rustandy Center’s network, who work closely with students as mentors and advisors and share insights from their experience in the social sector. Learn more about opportunities to engage with Priya Parrish.

Priya Parrish

Priya Parrish, ’09, Impact Investing

Priya Parrish is adjunct assistant professor of strategy at Chicago Booth and managing partner at Impact Engine, a venture capital and private equity firm investing in companies driving impact in economic empowerment, education, environmental sustainability, and health. She advises investment firms and asset owners developing and managing impact investment strategies and previously was chief investment officer at Schwartz Capital Group and a senior investor at Aurora Investment Management.

Priya Parrish, ’09, Impact Investing

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