Doing Well by Doing Good
What you'll learn
- Learn how to make money helping people and the planet
- Know how to define "Impact Investing"
- Make a simple impact investment so you can start doing well while doing good
- Begin to evaluate higher risk impact investments
- A high school education is all that should be required to understand and enjoy this course.
You will feel like a hero by investing your money to do good! Learn how!
This course will teach you the basics of impact investing, including a fully developed understanding of what it is and how you can start doing it. You do not need a financial background or a college degree to take this course.
The course should take about 30 minutes to complete and when you're done, you should be ready to actually make an impact investment, allowing you to start earning a financial return while doing good with your money.
The course is comprised primarily of videos that will help you to understand all of the basic concepts. The course will not use much talking head video, instead you'll see the ideas presented on screen in words, charts and graphs. You'll see as little of me as I can get away with!
The course has three sections. The first will define what impact investing is and, importantly, what it is not, along with some simple, real world examples. The second will provide instructions for making your first, simple impact investment. Finally, the third will explain how you can begin evaluating higher risk impact investments that have the potential to make a bigger impact while possibly earning you a higher financial return.
Who this course is for:
- People who want to do good with their money and get it back with a return
- People who work for a living and don't (yet) live off of their investments
- This is NOT a course for billionaires!
Devin is a bestselling author. He calls himself a champion of social good. Drawing on more than 1,200 interviews with changemakers, he loves to share stories of their “superpowers for good.” As a Forbes contributor, with over 500 bylines and over two million unique readers, he became a recognized name in the social impact arena. His podcast, featuring celebrities, CEOs, billionaires, entrepreneurs—including Bill Gates—and others who are out to change the world, gave him a recognizable face as well.
His books, focusing on helping readers do more good in the world, have been read over 1 million times!
He has helped nonprofits raise millions of dollars via crowdfunding. He twice hosted a 24-hour livestream via YouTube on #GivingTuesday, featuring more than 90 interviews with nonprofit leaders.
Previously, Devin served as the CFO of the third-largest company on the 2009 Inc. 500 list. He also founded and led a FINRA-registered investment bank. After completing a degree in finance at the University of Utah, he earned an MBA from Cornell University.
Having lived on three continents and visited over 40 countries on six continents and with guests from around the world on his show, Devin brings a global perspective on purpose-driven leadership to international audiences–from the UN to Nepal–empowering them to do more good and make their mark on the world. These lessons also enable them to change their personal lives and to drive positive change within their organizations.
Today, Devin channels the idealism of his youth, volunteering whenever and wherever he can, with the loving support of his wife, Gail. Their son, Dayton, works in San Francisco. Frequently finding himself on airplanes, Devin is glad to be middle-seat-sized.