Some of the biggest proponents of impact investing are students.

At campuses across the globe, students delve into environmental, social and corporate governance issues. They form meetup groups. Many even attend financial services industry conferences to learn more.

Course offerings from Georgetown to Cape Town arm students with the knowledge to do good and profit. Indeed, the impact investing tracks at business schools are among the fastest growing and most well-attended.  

The University of Utah, which already offers a robust impact investing program, has stepped up its presence a notch with a new Center for Global Impact Investing.

The center is being built with a $13 million personal gift from the entrepreneur James Lee Sorenson.

The university says the project aims to teach students how to create large-scale societal change through investments and business .It says the center will serve as a growth platform for the University Impact Fund, which was launched in 2010 as a joint venture between University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business, Brigham Young University, Sorenson and global impact investor Geoff Woolley.

It's centers such as these that will change the business scope and landscape for the better and for the future. More schools should take note.

Utah's center will address societal ills such as problems with healthcare, education, housing, agriculture and job training. And that means future capitalists' aims may well be true.

If only current capitalists could adjust their sights.