The first of its kind at The University of Texas at Austin – driving innovation in the world of finance
A UNIVERSITY PLATFORM
FOR ESG INVESTING
INVESTING TO BUILD A BETTER WORLD.
The Sustainability Investment Group (SIG) educates undergraduate students on sustainable investing practices and provides hands on experience through fund management and company evaluation based on environmental, social, and governance – or ESG – investing factors in a variety of industries.
A STUDENT-RUN ESG FUND
The SIG fund is run by students with the guidance of an advisory board made up of faculty, University of Texas at Austin alumni, and industry professionals. All fund decisions are made with environmental, social, and corporate governance factors in mind.
DEDICATED STUDENTS & FACULTY
Our members are innovators, high-achievers, and UT’s best and brightest. They have held leadership positions at organizations like USIT (SCG), UBC, The Tejas Club, Consult Your Community, Student Government, Tri-Delt, and more. Our forefront faculty advisors run the Social Innovation Initiative at the McCombs School of Business.
A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
When it comes to investing according to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria, investors often worry about potential performance loss. We aim to demonstrate that sustainability does not appear to be a drag on performance at the market level, but rather an advantage, generating positive traditional and social ROI.
Advisory Board members
HOW IT WORKS
LEARN THE SIG PROCESS
SIG is an organization dedicated to providing impact investing education and experiences for undergraduate students. Our ESG curriculum is taught as finance course, designed to build on skills introduced in McCombs classes, but with an emphasis on how investors can incorporate what have traditionally been considered “non-financial” criteria in their decisions. This includes factors like climate risk, environmental sustainability, and even minority representation on boards. Covering both public and private markets, SIG curriculum presents rigorous approaches to business model assessment, valuation, equity selection and portfolio construction. Through SIG, students will gain an understanding of the finance world through the perspective of an individual who wants positive traditional and social ROI, something that is often skipped over in the traditional classroom.
REPRESENTING 16 COMPANIES
SIG MEMBERS STAND APART
As a testament to the top talent that SIG recruits, we’ve included a list companies that our members have either interned with or are committed to working at full time. From those who work at banks to consulting firms to airlines, SIG members are the best and brightest.
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