Post Tagged with: "investment"

VIEWPOINT: Divest From Fossil Fuels

Despite preaching the perils of climate change in the classroom and promoting values of stewardship, Georgetown University invests part of its endowment in the fossil fuel industry. Georgetown University Fossil Free published an op-ed in The Hoya five years ago to publicize its proposal calling on the university to divest[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Opinion

Tuition Set to Fund Improvements to Student Housing, Administrators Say

Money from student tuition will fund financial aid, expand mental health resources and improve student housing, university administrators said at the Hoya Roundtable on tuition rate-setting in the Healey Family Student Center Great Room on Nov. 5. Provost Robert Groves and Chief Operating Officer Geoff Chatas hosted the roundtable in[Read More…]

by November 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
JPMorgan Chase Set to Increase Philanthropic Investments in DC Area

JPMorgan Chase Set to Increase Philanthropic Investments in DC Area

JPMorgan Chase plans to increase philanthropic investments and create up to 70 new branches and 700 new jobs in the Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia region, an expansion that Chase executives say will benefit lower-income communities. The firm will designate $4 billion to invest in affordable housing and small business development over the[Read More…]

by April 26, 2018 0 comments City News, News - Top
GU Fossil Free, pictured here at a protest on January 16, circulated a letter written by an alumnus calling for the university to divest.

University To Seek Divestment From Abortion Providers, Environmental Polluters

Georgetown will make efforts to avoid investments in companies involved in providing abortion services, as well as companies deemed to violate “human dignity,” after the university’s board of directors approved a new Socially Responsible Investing Policy on Thursday. The policy is a general framework for the university’s investment strategy, laying[Read More…]

by June 9, 2017 4 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Invest in Shared Future

The launch of Saxa Fund, a fundraising platform that streamlines the relationship between donors and students, represents an enormous stride for the university in engaging its alumni base. The platform, which aims to “connect creative campus initiatives with community support,” will allow alumni to give tax-deductible donations directly to student-led[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Speakers at the second annual Georgetown Africa Business Conference discussed the large potential for economic growth on the African continent in the Lohrfink Auditorium on Feb. 4.

Conference Promotes Businesses in Africa

The Vice President for Africa at the World Bank Makhtar Diop stressed the need to focus on Africa’s enormous global economic potential at the second annual Georgetown Africa Business Conference in the Lohrfink Auditorium on Feb. 4. Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, in conjunction with the Walsh School of Foreign[Read More…]

by February 9, 2017 0 comments Business, Business - Top
Georgetown alumnus Dan Berger's successful startup Social Tables recently received $13 million in investments.

Social Tables Receives $13M

Founded in 2011 by Dan Berger (GRD ’10), the event-planning software startup Social Tables received $13 million in investments to aid its expansion. The new round of funding will help launch a generation of products and expand employment. Social Tables currently has 135 employees serving 4,300 customers. According to Berger,[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 1 comment Business, Business - Top
From Left: McDonough School of Business Dean David Thomas, Tom Barrack Jr. of Colony Capital, Inc., Steers Center Director Matthew Cypher

Real Estate Titans Talk Investing

The Steers Center for Global Real Estate held its annual Real Estate Luminaries Series event April 21, convening industry leaders to discuss the history of the real estate market, its current volatility and the future of investing.   The event featured a conversation with Tom Barrack Jr., founder and executive[Read More…]

The Duke Ellington School for the Arts will receive $9.8 million to complete renovations.

$47M Funds Citywide Projects

Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a $47 million funding plan to aid city education, infrastructure, small businesses and parks across all eight wards of Washington, D.C., on Oct. 9. The funding comes from the $25 million that the District gained in accepting a corporate sponsorship from the Potomac Electric Power Company[Read More…]

by October 20, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Zeeba Group Invests in Emerging Markets Worldwide

In an environment replete with student investing and consulting groups, Zeeba Investment Group, a student organization of around 25 members, attempts to set itself apart by focusing on investing in emerging markets around the world. Sina Cherazi (COL ’13) and Dave Greek (MSB ’13) founded Zeeba through the Compass Fellowship[Read More…]

by April 17, 2015 0 comments Business - Top