Impact Finance Fundamentals

| EVPA Course | Barcelona & Online
Impact Finance Fundamentals

Join Esade Business School, EVPA and luminary guest speakers in Barcelona for a course covering all the essentials of impact finance!  

We’ve redesigned this popular course to make sure everyone across the continuum of capital discovers something new about their role in driving impact at scale. And, since the final two days of the course are in-person in Barcelona, ‘fundamentals’ just got 100% more fun!

In Partnership with Esade Business School 
From 1 September Online 
Monday 18 – Tuesday 19 September in Barcelona


What you’ll get 

Impact Finance Fundamentals offers everything you need to know to integrate seamlessly in the impact space – and a certificate to prove it. 

The course explores how impact capital providers, from impact investors to engaged grant-makers, embed impact throughout their investment process. By the end of the course, you’ll have a working knowledge of impact finance, tangible examples and insights from expert practitioners and new contacts to support your journey.  

Designed for newcomers to the impact space, the course helps participants: 

  • understand what it takes to pursue additionality and what it can mean in your context; 
  • network with practitioners providing impact capital across Europe and beyond; 
  • get the knowhow to develop an impact-centric funding strategy
  • understand the entire investment process, including 
    • techniques used for impact due diligence, closing and structuring of deals, 
    • governance aspects of impact finance, 
    • how to manage an impactful exit and portfolio management 
  • build your own theory of change as an impact capital provider. 

We cover all this in 25 hours of coursework; upon completion, you’ll receive a certificate issued by Esade Business School and EVPA

Who’s invited 

Impact Finance Fundamentals is designed for practitioners with little or no experience in impact finance – but a strong desire to accelerate positive change for people and planet.  

This includes professionals from all types of capital providers and support organisations, including impact funds, foundations, financial institutions, incubators, accelerators and corporate social investors with an interest in developing an impact-centric funding approach.  

If you’re impact, you’re in. (And if you’re looking for more tailored or advanced learning opportunities, please check out our other upcoming courses.)  


So Much Smarter in Person  

Aren’t we all? After two years of pandemic-era online learning, we’re moving back to a hybrid in-person experience. That means more opportunities to connect with your classmates, network – and maybe meet the partners that can take your impact to the next level.  

From 1 September online: self-paced e-learning on our innovative learning platform; homework developing your action plan or creating your impact strategy, followed by a feedback session and later review in person (5 hours) 

18 and 19 September in Barcelona: 2-day course at the Esade campus (20 hours) 

10 October online: informal feedback session (2 hours)

As we’ve heard from member feedback, convening in person helps course participants get the most out of their experience. Our partnership with Esade Business School is essential to this aim.  

It’s a chance to make sunny Barcelona the launchpad of your impact journey. Dr. Lisa Hehenberger, a renowned leader of research in all things impact, will guide us, along with a slate of guest speakers who know the impact space from all angles – stay tuned for speaker announcements!



  • €1,400 (excl. VAT) for EVPA Members
  • €2,800 (excl. VAT) for non-members


See you in Barcelona!  

To secure your spot, please sign up by 30 June 2023. Places are limited – register now!

Small Print

Please check out our cancellation policy. Participants are expected to secure their own accommodations in Barcelona. Should you need further information about any aspect of this course, please reach out to us