What is this course about?
This Crash Course will introduce you to investing for impact (including both impact philanthropy and impact investing approaches) as one of the most effective strategies for solving key societal challenges that emerged in the past years and climaxed in the COVID-crisis.
The course will present recent data on the impact market and an overview of the capital providers active in the impact ecosystem as well as discuss the core practices of investing for impact such as impact measurement and management, tailored financing, and non-financial support. Experienced practitioners – covering both the perspectives of foundations and impact funds – will share their insights and lessons learnt on how these core practices can be implemented to maximise the positive impact generated. Through real-life cases, you will also discuss with experts and your peers how you can start using the investing for impact principles in your own context.
This online course is divided into two parts:
- Self-paced e-learning: through our e-learning platform you will have access to short tailor-made readings, videos and interactive learning materials to build the necessary knowledge base on investing for impact in general, and the three core practices in particular: impact measurement & management, tailored financing, and non-financial support. This basis will enable you to make the most of the live session on Zoom where you will interact and discuss with your course peers and the speakers .
- Online live session on Zoom: this session will complement your e-learning phase. You will not only have the opportunity to discuss real-life cases with investors for impact, covering both foundations and an impact funds’ perspectives and how they have refined their impact strategies to create more impact. You will also be able to exchange and learn from your peers and discover how you can start applying the investing for impact principles. Together with a short presentation on the most recent data & developments of the sector you will leave this course well equipped to create more impact.
Who should attend?
The course is designed for everyone who wants to learn how to do better and to achieve radically different outcomes, rather than doing more of the same: newcomers to the impact philanthropy and impact investing space, investors or foundations looking for inspiration for innovative approaches and everyone who wants to be part of an impact-driven paradigm shift towards allocating resources and maximising their positive effect.
- Start of the e-learning phase: 3 November 2021
- Online live session on Zoom: 10 November, 09:00-12:00 CET (Brussels time)
Registration and deadlines
Deadline for registration: 4 November (noon).
Should you have a question at this point, please get in touch with the Training Academy Team.
See bottom of the page for the confirmed speakers.
- Regular fee = €200
- EVPA Member fee = €100
This course is organised with the financial support of the European Commission