34 students from Bocconi, 22 from MISB Bocconi PGPB and 12 from SDA Bocconi MBA, participate in the international program MIINT and compete with all the top business schools worldwide
MISB Bocconi has joined the MIINT, the MBA Impact Investing Network & Training, the international competition organized by the impact investing fund Bridges Venture and Wharton Social Impact.
Alongside MISB and SDA Bocconi, other 23 top international business schools participate in the 2015/2016 edition of the MIINT: Wharton, Harvard, MIT Sloan, Michigan Ross, Kellogg, Haas Berkeley, Columbia, Columbia School of International Public Affairs, Chicago Booth, Darden, David Eccles, Tuck, Tepper, UCLA Anderson, McDonough, London School of Economics and Political Science, Said Oxford, UNC Kenan-Flagler, Fletcher, London Business School, IESE, Schulich and Yale.
The students have the opportunity to actively source, diligence and present early-stage impact investment ideas to an expert judging committee. At the end of the program, in Spring 2016, the teams from all the business schools will take part in the final event in Philadelphia and winners will be awarded a potential investment of up to $50,000 to be reinvested in their impact investing project.
The MIINT is designed to give graduates a hands-on education in impact investing and create a vibrant network of students and practitioners active in the impact investing field.
According to Veronica Vecchi, Our Director of Executive Education at MISB Bocconi and Director of the SDA Bocconi Impact Investing Lab , Impact Investing has gained momentum since its birth in 2007 but is still the field of few. Many international institutions and governments, such as the G8 and the European Investment Fund, have launched dedicated initiatives to foster the availability of impact investing capitals worldwide.There is a need to bring social innovation and impact investing closer to our students and train the next generation of impact entrepreneurs, professionals and investors if we want to sustain a concrete development of this field.