While investors and corporate issuers grapple with policy, practice, measurement, and reporting, policymakers and regulators are scrambling to establish standards, rules, and tracking methods to participate in this new form of governance. How can you best prepare to join this rapidly growing field? The two-day ESG and Impact Investing credential course is designed to help.
Through a combination of interactive lectures, discussions, and case studies, you will gain a comprehensive perspective and an evidence-based approach to ESG and impact investing. In addition to discussing theories and strategies, the lectures address the rapidly changing role of corporations and recent shifts in the US and international regulatory environment. You also learn about the increasingly influential role non-governmental organizations (NGOs) play in the industry, covering a variety of issues ranging from climate change to human rights.
Subject: ESG and Impact Investing
Level: This course is for mid and early career professionals who have a foundational knowledge of ESG and Impact Investing or those who are new to the field. The goal of this course is not to teach you to be an expert, but rather, to help you understand the field of ESG and Impact Investing so that you can make better informed decisions in your current or future careers.
Duration: 2 days
Dates: Sunday, October 29 – Monday, October 30
Format: In-person at the University of Chicago campus in Chicago
Cohort Size: 30
This program is a fit if you are:
This course covers the following topics:
Justin Marlowe is a Research Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. His research and teaching are focused on public finance, with an emphasis on public capital markets, infrastructure finance, state and local budgeting, and financial disclosure. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Public Budgeting & Finance.
John Oxtoby is Director of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Investing on Ariel’s domestic equity team. John joined the firm in 2014 and works with portfolio managers and analysts to evaluate the ESG risks and opportunities in current and prospective investments. Under John’s direction, Ariel’s ESG team leads proactive engagement strategies with portfolio companies to improve performance on material ESG issues. John also teaches ESG and impact investing at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.
Sunday, October 29 – Monday, October 30
The program is delivered fully in-person at the University of Chicago campus in Chicago, which allows you to have face to face interactions with faculty and peers.
Every teaching day we have office hours with faculty and graduate teaching assistants, conducted in-person.
Interested participants should submit the online application form.
The Admission Committee reviews applications on a rolling basis in the first week of every month starting in June 2023 until the cohort is full. Admitted applicants receive an email confirmation with payment details and next-step actions.
The program fee for the 2023 ESG and Impact Investing Lab is:
The program fee includes program materials and group meals. Participants' lodging, travel, health insurance, visa application fee, etc. are not covered in the program fee.