MAR 14 4:30 PM - MAR 16 5:00 PM
This first of its kind Corporate Strategics & Impact Investing course was developed by Impact Finance Center, a multi-university nonprofit academic center that identifies, trains, and activates philanthropists and investors to become impact investors.
Whether you work at a corporate foundation or manage a corporate social responsibility program, marketing department, and/or innovation team, this 14-hour course is designed for you to learn by doing to better understand all available opportunities that can empower you to do well by doing good, simultaneously increasing revenue, decreasing costs, improving brand, and reducing risk.
The course will cover impact investing strategy, process, governance, and investment efficiency through a new framework for evaluating both philanthropy and investing. Expert presentations and guidance will teach both impact investing and how to integrate it throughout your company.
The learning format uses a case method, leveraging examples of successful impact investing strategies deployed by a diverse range of corporations, including: Patagonia Tin Shed Ventures Internal Fund, Clif Bar White Road Investments External Fund, Closed Loop Fund and Closed Loop Ventures Commingled Funds, Starbucks’ use of a green bond to upgrade its supply chain, and Wells Fargo’s and Nike's use of an accelerator.
Course topics include:
Program Related Investments
Corporate Impact Investing
Private Benefit and Private Inurement
Internal, External, and Co-mingled Funds
Alternative Financing Structures
The registration fee includes all course materials, as well as a continental breakfast and buffet lunch both days.
If you have specific questions, please contact Dr. Stephanie Gripne at 303.900.2060.
Dr. Stephanie Gripne is an academic entrepreneur, impact investor, philanthropic advisor, researcher, educator and the creative force behind the Impact Finance Center and CO Impact Days and Initiative. Impact Finance Center is a multi-university nonprofit academic center that identifies, trains, and activates philanthropists and investors to become impact investors. Founded in 2012, IFC has a goal to catalyze $1T in investment capital toward solving a diverse range of environmental and social challenges.
Participants will work in small groups to encourage ongoing dialogue and post-course collaboration. During this intensive coursework, participants will be introduced to Impact Commitments – low-cost, low-risk action steps that companies can take along their own customized impact investing journey – and will leave well-equipped to share newly gained tools, knowledge and strategies with their management teams.
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