Goizueta Impact Investors works to support growing, Atlanta-based social enterprises through short term financing options while educating Goizueta MBA students about the impact investing field.
Goizueta Impact Investors (GII) was originally founded as a student-run microfinance fund at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. In the past three years, GII has expanded the scope of its investment strategy to include direct debt investments in organizations that address an intractable social need and serve a common good, either through products and services or through employing underprivileged populations.
The primary purpose of the loans is to set borrowers on a path towards growth, as well as self-sufficiency or access to more traditional sources of credit, while generating a net profit for the borrower and GII.
GII aims to:
Provide short-term financing to social enterprises and microlenders, benefiting
disadvantaged communities in Atlanta
Educate the Goizueta community about the opportunity to use finance as a tool for
development and positive social outcomes
Provide an opportunity for Goizueta MBA students to learn about the impact investing
space while participating in established investment processes