Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2011

Oxy Impact Fund is now accepting applications for the Spring 2011 Investment Board. Members of the board will work with 16 other students to invest $3000 in NGO's throughout the developing world. The board will invest this money in microfinance institutions or other such organizations to have an impact on global issues such as women's empowerment, environmental conservation, and economic development. Again, we will mostly be relying on Microplace (, but will also potentially be vetting other opportunities outside its focus.

The board will meet every Wednesday at 8:45 PM for five-six weeks starting Wedneday October 5th and finishing well before finals. Meetings will be approximately one hour and all meetings are mandatory. If you are available at this time please apply.

- What is Impact Fund?:
- The Occidental Impact Fund, established by students, for students, allows us to directly target and impact global issues that matter to us. Our mission: to research, advocate, and participate in sustainable and socially responsible investing to create positive global change. (See some of our past work at

What will you do?:
Work with 16 other students to directly impact a global issues that matters to you. This process will be broken into three stages:

1. Select an issue that you want to impact
2. Identify a microfinance institution that directly or indirectly addresses that issue
3. Work with our other board members to fund your organization.

To get a copy of the application or if you have any questions, email Please email completed applications to by midnight on September 25.

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