Investing for Impact Crash Course

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Investing for Impact Crash Course
Overview

This online course introduce you to investing for impact, one of the most effective strategies for solving key societal challenges. You'll, discussing impact measurement, tailored financing and non-financial support, the latest trends of the impact market, and real-life cases to help you apply the principles in your own context.

What is this course about?

As part of the EVPA Impact Month, 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.

Methodology

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.

Important dates

  • 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

Click here to register

Deadline: 29 October

Should you have a question at this point, please get in touch with the Training Academy Team.

Speakers

The faculty of this course will be announced soon

Speakers

Wouter Vandersypen

Wouter Vandersypen

Wouter has the pleasure of leading Kampani. Kampani is a Brussels-based social impact investment fund which provides patient capital for capex heavy investments in the agrofood sector in the Global South. Kampani is an impact-first investment fund and a niche player.

Prior to becoming Kampani's Executive Director, Wouter was a consultant for PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers). He also worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Rescue Committee and the World Bank.

Wouter is on the Board of Fairtrade Belgium, Trias, and a traditional private equity investment fund, called Invale NV.

He holds a Master's degree in International Relations & Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and a degree in Political Sciences from the University of Leuven, having studied in Leuven, Tübingen and Fribourg.


Angelica Rodriguez

Angelica Rodriguez

Angélica is a Founding Partner and Vice-Chair of Inuit Fundación's Board of Trustees. She has been a Partner and Managing Director at AB Asesores and Morgan Stanley Spain, where she acted as Chief Investment Officer and CEO of their Asset Management operations for 15 years. Prior to the creation of Inuit Fundación, she was Madrid's Down Syndrome Foundation CEO, for 4 years.

Angélica is a Founding Partner and Vice-Chair of Inuit Fundación's Board of Trustees. She has been a Partner and Managing Director at AB Asesores and Morgan Stanley Spain, where she acted as Chief Investment Officer and CEO of their Asset Management operations for 15 years. Prior to the creation of Inuit Fundación, she was Madrid's Down Syndrome Foundation CEO, for 4 years.

Angélica holds a Master's degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, a post-graduate Finance Programme from IESE, a post-graduate Leadership and Social Innovation Programme from ESADE, and a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of La Laguna.


Sara Seganti

Sara Seganti

Sara is EVPA's Training Manager. She joined EVPA in 2017 to structure and to further develop the Training Academy activities, after more than ten years working as a project and impact manager, and as a trainer in the social impact field.

Before, Sara provided secretariat support to the Italian Advisory Board to the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established under the UK's Presidency of the G8. She is today the Secretary General of Social Impact Agenda per l'Italia, the Italian network for impact investing. She is a graduate in political philosophy and holds a master's degree in management of social enterprises from Bocconi Business School.


Gianluca Gaggiotti

Gianluca Gaggiotti

Gianluca Gaggiotti is Research Manager at EVPA. He focuses on data analysis and content development of several research-related initiatives.

Gianluca joined EVPA in 2017, and since then has developed an in-depth knowledge on the impact ecosystem and all the actors involved in it. Gianluca has previously worked as a Research Assistant for several project related to development and social network economics at Bocconi University.

He holds a Master degree in Economics and Social Sciences at Bocconi University with a thesis on the effect of terrorism on political outcome in the US.


Florian Tuder

Florian Tuder

Florian joined EVPA in March 2020 as Training Academy Coordinator. He previously worked as project and training manager in Brussels for a European federation of social and health care service providers, and before that as program manager for a foundation in Vienna in the field of intercultural dialogue.

He holds master's degrees in European Studies (KU Leuven) and Educational Science & Theology (University of Graz, Austria & University of Sibiu, Romania).