The first of its kind in the United States, SIG is the place to learn about the intersection of business and sustainability.
UT'S PREMIER SUSTAINABLE FINANCE ORGANIZATION
INVESTING TO BUILD A BETTER WORLD.
The Sustainability Investment Group (SIG) offers students the opportunity to become leaders in social impact, environmental action, and community investment through their one of a kind curriculum. SIG operates an Austin based impact investing group that injects in local businesses and startups, as well as a public securities based portfolio. Both of these are managed by students and alumni advisors.
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.
PUBLIC ESG FUND @UT
Our Public ESG Fund provides students the opportunity to learn how to invest as a hedge fund would. We manage several portfolios within the fund that target UN Sustainable Development Goals and generate a truly positive impact. As a member, you will develop core finance and investing skills all through the lense of sustainability.
IMPACT INVESTING IN AUSTIN
Our Impact Investing Group provides resources in the form of funding or consulting to Austin small businesses, startups, non-profits, and other institutions. Within this fund, you will learn how the private equity and venture capital world works through experiential learning opportunities provided by pitches and more.
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 to the United Nations, SIG members are the best and brightest.