IIX Impact Institute

Fundamentals of Impact Investing: A View from the Field

Spring 2017 Course
February 23rd to June 8th, 2017
Applications for Spring 2017 now closed

Over the years, impact investing has attracted an increasing amount of capital, estimated to reach US$1 trillion by 2020, in addition to a diverse array of stakeholders beyond entrepreneurs and investors. What will your catalytic role be in this movement?

This 14- week course will help you build your knowledge and insights on Impact Investing through a series of weekly interactive webinars. Additionally, you will be invited to join us in Singapore for the final week of the program to gain practical field experience and expand your global network during an on-site ‘immersion week’. Develop both a breadth and depth of knowledge as world-class field practitioners and academics help you explore impact investing through various lenses. You will emerge from this program with both a certificate in impact investing and a greater understanding of your role in the ecosystem.

Empowering Stakeholders to Participate in the
Impact Investing Space

Course Highlights

A structured training program taught by Impact Investing practitioners and thought-leaders

Certified program – participants who achieve a certain minimum score in their course will receive an official certificate from the Institute

Opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and Impact Investing practitioners

Immersion week featuring an on-site impact assessment field experience

Course Structure


  • Enhance theoretical knowledge and insights through 13-weekly live Webinars

  • Engage in interactive discussions with guest lecturers and industry experts

  • Evaluate progress through online quizzes and assignments


  • Participants meet in Singapore for week-long immersion at end of the program

  • Opportunity to interact and network with practioners in the space

  • Final group project to  facilitate practical application of theoretical concepts

  • Field visit to gain experience implementing impact assessment methodologies

Course fee: US$8,800*

Select discounts may apply 

Meet The Instructors

Durreen Shahnaz
Durreen Shahnaz
Founder, IIX & Shujog
Former Adjunct Associate Professor
at National University of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore
Robert Kraybill
Robert Kraybill
Managing Director, IIX
Former Adjunct Professor at Singapore Management University, Singapore
Antony Bugg-Levine
Antony Bugg-Levine
CEO, Nonprofit Finance Fund
Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia Business School, USA
Alex Nicholls
Alex Nicholls
Professor, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK
Edward Hartman
Edward Hartman
Co-founder, LegalZoom
Lecturer at Yale Law School and Stanford Law School, USA

Meet the Fall 2016 Graduates

Click the above button to know more about the IIXII alumni


“I would recommend this course as crucial to any individual striving to lead in the impact investment space. The course challenged my preconceptions and previously gained knowledge on the sector, and encouraged me to think critically about how we achieve maximum impact. IIXII allowed me to learn about the space from multiple perspectives (e.g. from an enterprise, from an investor, from an intermediary point of view).

Adam Searle, Oxford University

“I was so glad to be part of this inaugural program and learn directly from experts—better than any book on the topic could ever be! The learning was practical and directly applicable.”

Anusha Answani, Head Foundation

IIXII was a great learning experience which has significantly enhanced my understanding of the impact investing world. The 14-week journey with the best team of professors, and with rich academic and field experience has given me the confidence to apply the learning to my work.”

Deepali Khanna, Rockefeller Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

This course is open to professionals with an interest in Impact Investing. Past participants have come from over 12 countries representing both the private and public sectors.

How much does the course cost?

The course fee is US$8,800. However, there is a 10% early bird discount for those who submit an application by January 30th, 2017 (Early Bird Course Fee: $7,920).

Will a certificate be awarded upon completion of the course?

Yes, we will provide a certificate of achievement for students who complete all assignments and receive a passing mark. View course syllabus for more information.

How much time do I need to dedicate to this course?

The course consists of 13 weekly online webinars and a one-week immersion component. Webinar weeks will require an average of 3-5 hours of work per week, while the immersion week will require you to travel to Singapore to participate in coursework over a four-day period from June 4th to June 8th, 2017.

For more details, contact us at  jmatyas@iixglobal.com