“We ourselves, I think, built unsustainable companies by maximizing profit.” - Jeff Ubben
We are incredibly excited to host an exclusive live event with Duke Trustee Jeff Ubben (T'83), in a fireside Q&A conversation with Duke Student Government President Tommy Hessel (T'21). After founding a $16 billion hedge fund, Mr. Ubben left his prestigious position at Value Act Capital to pursue high-impact social and environmental investing. He has served on the Board of Directors of over 15 public companies, including Twenty-First Century Fox, AES Corporation, and Gartner Group, is a contributing member of the World Economic Forum, and now leads the Duke's Climate Change and Sustainability Task Force. Learn more about Mr. Ubben in our latest blog post.
He will join us on Tuesday, February 23 from 5 - 6 pm ET. Register below to reserve your spot!
This conversation will not be recorded.
What We Do
We seek to make impact investing opportunities more accessible and available to startups and small businesses across the Research Triangle Park area. By harnessing the enthusiasm of Duke undergraduates, we aim to allow for the efficient and socially beneficial distribution of capital, mentorship, and support to startups and business who need/desire it to grow their social impact.
A Helping Hand
We seek to provide 100% free business strategy and solutions consulting services for socially-minded businesses in the local community as well as for businesses that we have invested capital in. We aspire to set up businesses with capable and trained undergraduate consulting teams to help businesses grow and scale, with a major goal of generating significant positive social impact.
Creating a New Generation of Impact Investors
We spread awareness about the power of social entrepreneurship and impact investing. We make it easy for undergraduates to learn about these fields and get hands-on engagement. With a curated curriculum, speaker series, and more, we give students the tools they need to learn about and contribute to the growing impact investing movement.
How We Can Help You
A Rare Opportunity
At DIIG, students will be educated by our team on social impact investing. These students will also have opportunities to gain hands-on experience with consulting for and investing in a business through our state-of-the-art education system, which is fully supported by Duke University's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Department.
Grow Your Business
DIIG will provide capital, mentorship, and access to a plethora of resources for any business that needs or desires it. Businesses that are a part of our portfolio will have access to capital, top-notch consultants, and mentors at their disposal for help with anything ranging from getting a website up to scaling their business.