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Course 2015-2016 a.y.

20491 - SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND IMPACT INVESTING


CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLAPI - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT
Department of Management and Technology

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLMG (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - M (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - IM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - MM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - AFC (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - CLAPI (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - CLEFIN-FINANCE (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - CLELI (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - ACME (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - DES-ESS (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08) - EMIT (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/08)
Course Director:
CLODIA VURRO

Classes: 31 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: CLODIA VURRO


Course Objectives

The debate over social entrepreneurship is spanning boundary lines across different cultural and economic contexts. Social entrepreneurship refers to the practice of combining innovation, opportunity and sustainability to address some of the most complex social, economic and environmental challenges. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with the main themes along which the social entrepreneurship field has been developing.

Moreover, the course examines innovations in capital markets that by some are presented as solutions both to social ventures funding and to promoting financial inclusion in underserved communities (i.e. impact investing, microfinance). Theory and practice are combined dynamically, making room for class discussion and individual work especially relying on case studies, practitioners' lectures and class presentations.


Course Content Summary
  • Private action in social sectors: past, present and future.
  • Social entrepreneurship domain: setting boundaries.
  • The social entrepreneurial process.
  • Managing and organizing a social entrepreneurial venture.
  • Developing a social enterprise plan.
  • Measuring social impact.
  • Funding social ventures: process, sources and critical issues.
  • Impact investing and venture philanthropy.
  • An introduction to microfinance.
  • Defining social innovation.

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

For attending students:
Final written exam on a selection of the textbook chapters and the reading materials. Active participation during classes (including assignments either by individuals or by groups of students) is taken into consideration for the final mark.

For non attending students:
Oral exam on all the chapters of the textbook and the reading materials.


Textbooks
  • F. PERRINI, The new social entrepreneurship: what awaits social entrepreneurial ventures?, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006.
  • Additional readings, which are made available to registered students through Bocconi’s e-learning platform.
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