The focus of this course is to introduce students into the emerging topic of Social Investment. Students shall be able to understand the value proposition of social investment and how it is positioned in the convergent economy, which lies at the core intersection between the private, public and social sectors.
António José Sequeira Miguel
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Literature on each specific topic will be provided by start of the course. Mandatory reading:
Social Impact Investment: the invisible heart of the markets, available at
We use different methods that create dynamic classes and enhance the real long-term learning:
lectures by the teacher, in-class presentations by key practitioners in the international social investment market that will be invited to share their experience, group and individual work in and extra-class. We also use reading exercises, debates, videos watching and discussing, case studies analysis and interactive activities that will deepen the acquired knowledge, allow practical application of the concepts and give them an essential reality check.
Student s performance will be assessed through:
10%- Quality of the participation in class, preparation to debates and case studies analysis and completion of small tasks between classes.
20%- Individual assignment:
The evaluation will be based on: content (correct selection and analysis of the most important topics from literature, extra research, relevance and logic flow of what is presented; how well it is explained), structure, creativity, formalities (e.g. compliance with time; handling of sources);
20%- Group assignment: The evaluation will be based on: content (selection and analysis of the most important topics from literature, extra research, relevance and logic flow of what is presented; how well it is explained), structure, creativity, formalities (e.g. compliance with time; handling of sources; team work);
50%- Mandatory Final Exam lasting 2 hours.
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