NU Impact Investing Initiative is a financial educational fund that provides students with the resources to gain financial independence, make social investments, and earn impactful financial returns. The Initiative is designed for Northeastern University students and community stakeholders who wish to gain financial literacy and engage in sustainable financial investing.
The organization's objective is to create a collaborative learning space where students can learn how to perpetuate their own financial well-being while participating in a fund where students learn how to invest in Boston-based impact investing opportunities for the greater good.
In 2015, passionate students from Dr. C. Sara Lawrence Minard's Impact Investing and Social Finance course identified a growing interest in impact investing among NU students and community stakeholders. The students made a pitch to Thrive and Mosaic to raise seed capital for a collaborative impact investing space.