With the support of the Impact Investing Lab, 34 students from SDA Bocconi, 12 from the Full-Time MBA and 22 from MISB Bocconi PGPB, participate in the international program MIINT and compete with all the top business schools worldwide.
SDA Bocconi School of Management has joined the MIINT, the MBA Impact Investing Network & Training, the international competition organized by the impact investing fund Bridges Venture and Wharton Social Impact.
Alongside SDA Bocconi, other 23 top international business schools participate in the 2015/2016 edition of the MIINT: Wharton, Harvard, MIT Sloan, Michigan Ross, Kellogg, Haas Berkeley, Columbia, Columbia School of International Public Affairs, Chicago Booth, Darden, David Eccles, Tuck, Tepper, UCLA Anderson, McDonough, London School of Economics and Political Science, Said Oxford, UNC Kenan-Flagler, Fletcher, London Business School, IESE, Schulich and Yale.
The SDA Bocconi Impact Investing Lab will support the 34 students participating in the program, who will have the opportunity to actively source, diligence and present early stage impact investment ideas to an expert judging committee. At the end of the program, in Spring 2016, the teams from all the business schools will take part in the final event in Philadelphia and winners award a potential investment of up to $50,000 to be reinvested in their impact investing project.
The MIINT is designed to give MBA students a hands-on education in impact investing and create a vibrant network of students and practitioners active in the impact investing field.
“Since its birth in 2007 impact investing has gained momentum, but it is still the field of a few”, notes Veronica Vecchi, Director of the Impact Investing Lab. “Many international institutions and governments, such as the G8 and the European Investment Fund, have launched dedicated initiatives to foster the availability of impact investing capitals worldwide. However, this is not enough. We need to bring social innovation and impact investing closer to our students and train the next generation of impact entrepreneurs, professionals and investors if we want to sustain the concrete development of this field”.
SDA Bocconi School of Management