IIX Impact Institute

Empowering Stakeholders to Participate in the
Impact Investing Space

Structured Courses and Customized Trainings

IIX provides structured courses and customized trainings for Corporate Partners, Industry Professionals, and University Groups seeking to explore the Impact Ecosystem and their role in it.

Executive Certificate Program
Office Visits
Online Short Courses
Tailored Tours

Structured Programs

Spring 2018 Executive Certificate Program: Financing the SDGs

Applications Closed

Registration Open Until: February 28th, 2018
Program Dates: 14 March – 10 May, 2018
Course Structure: Six Weeks of Online Lessons + One Week Immersion Experience in Singapore (7-10 May)

Talking about the potential of impact investing is one thing, unleashing the potential of impact investing is another. To achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations it is estimated that $5 to $7 trillion is needed globally, with the developing world alone requiring over $2.5 trillion. With shrinking government and aid budgets and an overstressed NGO sector, impact investing is being turned to as the solution for unlocking capital and spurring innovation for sustainable development. To address the funding gaps facing the SDGs, the world needs leaders that are equipped with the knowledge and skills to create innovative solutions for financing social and environmental progress.

Take action – Earn a Certificate in Impact Investing at the IIX Impact Institute!

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

“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

“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

“The IIX Executive Certificate Program was a very unique opportunity to study with working professionals. I received much insight on the impact investing space, not just from the lectures, but also from my international coursemates.”

Myung-Hee Lee, Work Together Foundation

“IIXII was a great learning experience which has significantly enhanced my understanding of the impact investing world. The 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

Enroll to…

  • Enhance your Expertise of impact investing by gaining both understanding of theoretical concepts as well as practical insights by learning from leading global practitioners, industry experts and pioneers of the sector

  • Position Yourself for Success by equipping yourself with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to play a catalytic role in this sector

  • Build a Global Network of impact investing professionals from a diverse range of sectors and geographies


This program uniquely offers…

  • Weekly live discussions with instructors offering participants the opportunity to gain an individualized learning experience

  • Practical insights from global leaders in impact investing across sectors that allow participants to apply lessons directly to their careers

  • A Hands-on Impact Assessment Experience conducted during the Immersion Week in Singapore


Will a certificate be awarded upon completion of the course?

Yes, IIX will provide a certificate of completion to individuals who graduate the course with a passing score.

As a working professional, I am worried about time requirements. How much time do you estimate is needed to take this course?

We have structured this course to work with the pressing schedules of working professionals. The online portion of this course is designed to be completed over 6 weeks with approximately 5 hours of lectures and readings per week. A study week will be given after the initial six weeks to allow students to catch up on any missed material.

How many candidates are selected to participate in this course each year?

We purposely limit the participating group to around 15 students each year in order to ensure that each individual receives a high-quality learning experience and personalized attention from instructors. Additionally, this intimate size allows for strong and effective relationships to be fostered among participants.

For specific questions, write to impactinstitute@iixglobal.com

Previous Courses

Online Short Course

Introduction to Impact Investing and Innovative Finance

Winter 2017

Executive Certificate Program

Fundamentals of Impact Investing: A View from the Field

Spring 2017

Executive Certificate Program

Fundamentals of Impact Investing: A View from the Field

Fall 2016

Meet the Executive Certificate Program Alumni

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

Customized Trainings

IIX has conducted dozens of customized trainings, preparing individuals from the public, private and third sector to take on their role in impact investing. Focal areas have covered impact assessment, investment readiness, innovative finance, and investment mechanisms — to name a few.

Impact Investing 101
Impact Investing — Global perspective
Impact Measurement
Investment readiness
How to invest?
Innovative Finance

Social Entrepreneurship
Social Intrapreneurship
CSR and Impact Investing
Impact Investing landscape in Asia
From Philanthropy to Impact Investing

Learning Objectives

Introduce new tools, methodologies and best practices being developed and deployed globally within an Asian context

Equip participants with a solid understanding of their role in growing Impact Enterprises and the impact investing space

Enable participants to apply case studies that foster the growth of practical solutions in pursuit of sustainable development

Empower public, private and non-profit sector leaders with a toolset to create or help create, sustainable, positive impact


IIX provides customized training courses for Corporate Partners, Industry Professionals, and University Groups seeking to explore the Impact Ecosystem and how they can play a role.

Selected Past Trainings

peace_and_Equity_FoundationExpert practitioners of the Peace and Equity Foundation attended a 2-day workshop introducing the global impact investing movement, and latest developments in Asia. Participants discussed local opportunities for financial institutions, foundations, non-profits and social enterprises in the Philippines to benefit from the growth of this third space.

UBS logo

IIX and IIX Foundation’s first overseas training was presented in partnership with UBS in Hong Kong. Participants learned about different methodologies and their applications in impact measurement, tailored to organization size, mission, funding status and sources. Moreover, they learned how to create frameworks for performance tracking and strategic management, while others sought credible measures of their impact for marketing and fundraising purposes.


IIX and IIX Foundation conducted a training academy as part of a three-month incubation program organized by AIM with tailored support services and training on impact effectiveness, innovation and sustainability.

SC Pte Bank

IIX and IIX Foundation created a customized curriculum to introduce impact investing to participants of Standard Chartered’s Wealth Master Program. This one-day workshop included discussions on impact investing, the social enterprise landscape in Asia, and an immersive visit to an award-winning enterprise – Dignity Kitchen – where participants met and spoke with the founder and CEO.

Trainings and Courses are tailored to suit a full range of requirements. Reach out to us to discuss your specific needs.