Intro to Impact Investing
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Intro to Impact Investing

Learn how you can do good with your investments while doing well for yourself
4.3 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
41 students enrolled
Created by Devin D. Thorpe
Last updated 11/2016
English
Current price: $20 Original price: $200 Discount: 90% off
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Includes:
  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know how to define "Impact Investing"
  • Make a simple impact investment so they can start doing well while doing good
  • Begin to evaluate higher risk impact investments
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Requirements
  • A high school education is all that should be required to understand and enjoy this course.
Description

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 is the target audience?
  • 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!
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 12 Lectures Collapse All 12 Lectures 31:32
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Welcome, Introduction and Overview
2 Lectures 01:22

This short video provides an overview of the course so you know exactly what to expect.

Preview 01:00

Welcome to the course. Please meet the instructor, Devin Thorpe.

Welcome
00:22
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Impact Investing Definition
3 Lectures 07:49

This lecture will ensure that you have the vocabulary you need to engage in impact investing.

Preview 02:31

This lecture will help you understand the difference between socially responsible investing and impact investing.

Preview 01:54

This lecture provides three specific examples of impact investment options that you can consider.

Preview 03:24
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Making Your First Impact Investment
3 Lectures 11:57

This lecture presents three specific impact investment options that you can consider today.

Consider the Options
06:12

This lecture will help you begin to think about the impact you want to have on the world.

Choose Your Impact
02:57

This lecture will help you begin to weigh risks and returns when you make impact investments.

Evaluate the Risk and Return
02:48
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Evaluating Riskier Impact Investments
3 Lectures 08:49

This lecture will help you find riskier impact investments.

Preview 02:22

This lecture will help you understand the importance of measuring and reporting impact.

Measuring and Reporting Impact
01:40

This lecture will introduce you to the basics of doing "due diligence" on your impact investments.

Do Your "Due Diligence"
04:47
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Course Review
1 Lecture 01:35

This lecture provides a quick review of the material covered in this course.

Preview 01:35

This quiz will help you determine if you are ready to make your first impact investment.

Are You Ready To Make an Impact Investment?
3 questions
About the Instructor
Devin D. Thorpe
4.1 Average rating
16 Reviews
115 Students
4 Courses
Champion of Social Good

Devin Thorpe thinks he is the luckiest person alive. After being “let go” from the best job he’d ever had—as the Chief Financial Officer of third largest company on the 2009 Inc. 500 list—he and his wife ended up living in China for a year where he wrote Your Mark On The World and embarked on the career he’d always wanted yet hadn’t dared dream. More recently, Devin completed his latest book, Crowdfunding for Social Good, Financing Your Mark On The World.

Now, as a journalist, author, speaker, Devin is devoted full time to championing social good, writing about, advocating for and advising those who do good. He has written about 400 articles for Forbes as well as the Deseret News, the Rotarian Magazine and other online publications. He publishes the websites YourMarkOnTheWorld, MySocialGoodNews and GoodCrowdInfo. He travels extensively, sharing inspiring messages as a keynote speaker, emcee, and trainer.

As an entrepreneur, Devin ran—at separate times—a boutique investment banking firm and a small mortgage company. He served as the Treasurer for the multinational vitamin manufacturer USANA Health Sciences years before becoming CFO for MonaVie. Over his career he led or advised on the successful completion of $500 million in transactions.

Devin squeezed in two brief stints in government, including two years working for Jake Garn on the U.S. Senate Banking Committee Staff and another year working for an independent state agency called USTAR, where he helped foster technology entrepreneurship.

Devin is proud to have graduated from the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business, which recognized him as a Distinguished Alum in 2006. He also earned an MBA at Cornell University where he ran the student newspaper, Cornell Business.

Today, Devin channels the idealism of his youth with the loving support of his wife, Gail. Their son Dayton is a PhD candidate in Physics at UC Berkeley (and Devin rarely misses an opportunity to mention that).