The seventh annual Sorenson Impact Summit with SOCAP Global took place May 25 through May 27. The summit featured three days of inspirational conversations around innovations in impact investing, building equitable entrepreneur ecosystems, the future of higher education, and using data to drive impact. This year, the summit gathered virtually, with the objective of delivering a more inclusive and accessible summit. For three days, [...]
Eccles School alum Burton Flynn started his finance career as a humble business student working in the Student Investment Fund, an undergraduate investment experience in fund management. Now, as a CFA and managing partner at Terra Nova Capital, Evli Group, Flynn has graduated from the $700,000 SIF portfolio and manages the Evli Emerging Frontier Fund. Flynn and his colleague Ivan Nechunaev, appearing in the [...]
The Ivory Innovations Hack-a-House is returning for a second year, offering students a chance at $5,000 in prize money for innovations in housing policy, design, and finance. Hack-a-House is a two-day competition fostering innovative ideas to solve Utah's housing affordability problem as the Beehive State continues to grow. The competition brings together the leading local and national voices in housing design, policy, and finance [...]
Opportunity zones are emerging as a hot investment for Wall Street firms seeking a big tax break. The zones, long championed by Jim Sorenson and the Sorenson Impact Center at the David Eccles School of Business, are seeing a flurry of activity, according to The New York Times.
There is no doubt in our minds that the Sorenson Impact Center is a global leader in the impact investing space, but it's always nice to have outside confirmation. The team from Sorenson Impact just had their article "A Playbook for Designing Social Impact Measurement" named one of the top 10 most popular articles of the year by the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Check [...]
The David Eccles School of Business and the Sorenson Impact Center are building a unique student experience with impact investing. The University Venture Fund II focuses on impact investing, venture capital, private equity and entrepreneurship. UVF II is also one of the world's largest student-run investment funds. Read more about it in the latest issue of the Silicon Slopes Magazine.
The Sorenson Impact Center recently announced the successful first-round close of University Venture Fund — Impact Investing, or UVF II, an $8.2 million fund that follows on the heels of the original University Venture Fund. With that in mind, we sat down with Dean Taylor Randall of the David Eccles School of Business to look back on the first fund, and the role of [...]