Impact Investing with Elizabeth Funk

Learn how impact investing is changing the way individuals and institutions think about investment decisions and returns from one of the most prolific impact investors and a pioneer of microfinance.

Meet Your Instructor

Elizabeth Funk

CEO, Dignity Capital

Elizabeth is the founder and CEO of Dignity Capital, one of the first for-profit funds in the microfinance industry. She has invested in everything from affordable housing in Honduras, to a mango processing company that teaches small farmers organic farming techniques, to a grocery delivery service for rural communities in Africa.



My Journey in Impact Investing

Get an overview of Elizabeth’s career path, from a product manager at Microsoft to the founder of an innovative impact investment company.


Impact Investing Overview

Elizabeth reviews the difference between ESG and impact investing, the spectrum of impact companies, and how impact investing became an over $500 billion market.


Managing an Impact Investment Fund

Learn how to craft a dual investment thesis and evaluate a business’s criteria.


B-Corp and Benefit Corporations

Learn why B-Corp certification is widely sought after, and how being a benefit corporation is only part of this process.


The Impact Investing Landscape

Get insight into networking, scoring investors, and the impact market.


Raising Capital for Impact Investing

Are you in it for the impact or the profit? Elizabeth reveals what she looks for in entrepreneurs, specifically if their motivations align with hers.


Profit, Returns & Alignment

Unlike other investment firms, your first priority in impact investing is not always maximizing profits. Learn about more ethically-driven performance indicators.

What people are saying about this course…

"Very educational in short length clips that are easy to follow."
Jose D Ashburn, VA
"Great investing 101- digestible, concise, clear, nice graphics of key concepts and case study examples."
Elizabeth A White Plains, NY
"Elizabeth Funk did a great job at explaining what impact investing is and how to get involved."
Bleue S Glen Ridge, NJ
"Very informative on a topic I was unaware of."
Caleb C McAlester, OK
"Really enjoyed this class on Impact Investing. Going in I wasn't sure what to expect. My first thought is this was about teaching others how to invest their own money for the future. I am glad there are investors out there looking to find businesses that are looking out for the greater good in the world."
Angie B Accountant