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Kathleen Fitzgerald, CPA®

Adjunct Associate Professor of Management and Senior Director of Academic Support, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

Masterclass 6: Impact Investing (Now available on-demand)

What is impact investing and why have individual and institutional investors become increasingly motivated to make investments that reflect their values and achieve impact goals? In this session, Fitzgerald will explore the answers to these questions and consider specific aspects of the industry, including: (1) the evolution of impact investing and forecasted impacts of COVID-19; (2) discussing opportunities and preferences with clients; (3) impact investment products and asset classes; (4) metrics for prioritizing and selecting investments; and (5) measuring financial and non-financial returns from impact investments.


Kathleen Fitzgerald is known at the University of Chicago as a superb educator. She brings a remarkably wide array of experience as an educator and a practitioner to the classroom. She has taught courses in accounting, investments, corporate finance, strategy, international finance, and financial management. Fitzgerald also holds the position of senior director of academic support at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in Chicago, London, and Hong Kong, in which she prepares students of Chicago Booth Executive MBA program for the rigors of Chicago’s quantitative approach to finance, economics, statistics, and marketing. Her professional experience includes auditing and tax consulting at Ernst & Young, LLP and forensic accounting consulting at Chicago Partners. She earned a BA in economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MBA from the University of Chicago.


    • Uniform Certified Public Accountant,1994


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