Impact investing at Anderson

Impact investments are made with the intention of generating measurable, beneficial social or environmental outcomes in addition to a financial return. UCLA Anderson offers students hands-on opportunities to identify social ventures and manage capital for profit and purpose.


2017-2018 At a Glance



Companies Screened


Investments Made




MIINT Program


MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT)

The MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT) program run by Bridges Ventures, and hosted by Wharton, is an experiential venture lab that guides students through the sourcing and diligence process to select seed-stage companies for potential impact investments. Upon completion of the 6-month MIINT educational curriculum, UCLA Anderson hosts a competition to identify the team that will represent UCLA Anderson at the global competition at The Wharton School of Management in April, where teams compete for a $50,000 investment into the company. Companies sourced during MIINT are also presented to Anderson Venture Impact Partners (AVIP).


Anderson Venture Impact Partners


UCLA Anderson Impact Investing Fund

Members of Anderson Venture Impact Partners, UCLA Anderson's student-led impact investing fund, manage a real-life impact investment fund and make minority investments of at least $50,000 in early-stage ventures that have the intention of generating measuring social and/or environmental returns alongside financial returns. Under the guidance and mentorship of faculty, alumni and industry practitioners, AVIP members drive the full investment lifecycle from deal sourcing and structuring to portfolio monitoring and impact measurement.

“The hands-on experience you get through MIINT and AVIP is invaluable for students wishing to pursue a career in impact investing or who are simply interested in learning more.”

Helena Hong ‘19
Co-President of Anderson Venture Impact Partners (AVIP)
VP of Impact Investing, Net Impact


For Students


Attend an Information Session:


October 2019

Application deadline

October 2019


For Companies


For-profit social ventures can receive:

  • Opportunity to receive investments of up to $100,000
  • $50,000 through the MIINT competition and $50,000 through UCLA Anderson's impact investing fund, Anderson Venture Impact Partners
  • Help with investment pitches and pitch decks
  • Opportunity to work with MBA students specializing in social impact and finance
  • Quality and rigor of professional students with five-plus years of work experience in the fields of finance, consulting, marketing, operations, technology and social impact
  • Valuable exposure to new knowledge, research methods and research expertise from one of the best business schools in the world

If you would like to nominate your for-profit social enterprise to be considered for the impact investing program or would like to get involved as a speaker or mentor, please contact us at


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