April 14, 2021 – SINGAPORE – IIX has announced the relaunch of IIX Institute, a unique and innovative learning and training program that offers a full suite of online, interactive learning courses that will equip investors, professionals, and enterprises with the knowledge they need to be leaders in sustainable finance and impact investing. For the last 12 years, the IIX Institute has been the premier, go-to training center to equip professionals and practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed to play a catalytic role in the sustainability space.
This space is growing exponentially with the sustainable investing market reaching $30 trillion, yet the number of trained and qualified professionals who are ready to support this growth is lacking. Between all the acronyms, jargon, and varied approaches floating around, it’s no wonder that businesses, funders, and governments are scratching their heads when it comes to sustainability.
To help close this gap, IIX Institute launched three online masterclasses last year, bringing together more than 200 students from over 50 countries and featuring seven guest lecturers from the Wharton Business School, Stanford University, Social Value International, DSB Bank, Nuveen, and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
Because of the high level of interest among students, IIX Institute is doubling down and relaunching as the go-to sustainability training hub with new and innovative educational programs designed to help individuals and organizations stay competitive in the sustainable economy. With the world pivoting towards more digital interactions due to the covid pandemic, the relaunch also includes a variety of adjustments to the course outline and its requirements.
“This is an exciting time for us at IIX. As the sustainability space continues to grow, it is becoming abundantly clear that we need more specialized professionals who are trained to drive social and environmental progress around the world. The IIX Institute empowers stakeholders to harness the power of finance for a sustainable future so that together, we can create a billion sustainable livelihoods by 2030,” says Prof Durreen Shahnaz, Founder & CEO, IIX.
IIX Institute’s online courses and masterclasses open up barriers to impact investing and are spearheaded by industry leaders in sustainable finance, business, and leadership, with instructors from IIX, Nonprofit Finance Fund, and Simon-Kucher & Partners who bring together decades of experience across the public, private, and civil society sectors. The courses cater to different learning levels across sustainable finance, business, and leadership, whether they are just beginning their journey in the sustainability space or looking to refresh and upgrade their knowledge and skills. Students receive a verified digital credential from IIX Institute that can be shared with their social and professional network.
Drawing from over 12 years of experience transforming the financial system, IIX Institute can finally give value and a voice to women, the environment, and underserved communities in the global market. To date, the Institute has taught over 85 courses and educated more than 6,000 students from JP Morgan, KPMG, Standard Chartered Bank, BNP Paribas, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, UN Women, among others.
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About IIX Impact Institute
The IIX Impact Institute offers a one-of-a-kind learning experience and has a proven track record of equipping professionals from the public, private and philanthropic sectors and civil society, with the knowledge, skills, and motivation needed to drive social and environmental progress. Our portfolio of educational programs includes monthly webinars, online short courses, 6-week masterclasses, Virtual Executive Program, customized learning experiences through online courses, live webinars, and in-person workshops and training.
About Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)
IIX is the pioneer in impact investing and the global leader in sustainability. Over the past decade, we have built the world’s largest crowdfunding platform for impact investing (Impact Partners), created innovative financial products such as the Women’s Livelihood Bond and the Women’s Catalyst Fund, operated award-winning enterprise technical assistance programs such as IIX ACTS, and established an Impact Institute and Research & Advisory to build the sustainable investing market. To date, our work has spanned 53 countries, unlocked US$215 million of private-sector capital, and positively impacted over 100 million direct and household lives, and avoided over 1.4 million tons of carbon. The foundation of IIX’s work is IIX Values, the world’s first impact verification solution for every organization, which effectively measures the social and environmental impact of an investment and gives value to the voices of the underserved. IIX has received numerous awards for its work including the Oslo Business for Peace Award, the ‘Nobel Prize for Business.’