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The Fundamental Course on Impact Investing

Learn the foundations of impact investing to leap forward in your work and career. From the purpose of impact investing to investment best-practises and key market trends, this course covers essential knowledge and skills you need to get a headstart.

Repeated crises and vulnerabilities exposed by events like the COVID-19 pandemic are bold reminders of the necessity to direct financial capital to projects that contribute to the resilience and sustainability of our society.

Thousands of professionals with the skills to execute true impact investing strategies are and will be needed on the job market. This course helps you gain critical knowledge and skills to contribute to the paradigm shift and execute investments that aim to tackle social and environmental challenges.


Who is this course for

This course is relevant for you if you are seeking to engage in impact investing, whether as an investor, asset manager, or consultant. Whether you are an individual that seeks to develop your understanding and advance in your professional path or a team that seeks to gain a comprehensive overview of the market and impact investment best practises.

Learning Goals

What you will learn

Introduction to Impact Investing

Course modules

The course is structured around four chapters and 6 hours of content taking you from the foundations to the future of impact investing with many examples, exercises, and case studies to deepen your knowledge of the subject. 

Grasp the purpose and importance of impact investing, and how it differs from traditional investing or ESG investing. Build foundational knowledge about impact investment strategies, and the spectrum of capital and gain a profound understanding of the relationship between risk, return and impact.

Discover how to execute impact investment deals by gaining insight into best practises to excel at every step of the investment process. From building a robust pipeline to assessing investment opportunities and delivering non-financial support, learn from seasoned practitioners how to create the most value for your investment vehicle, entrepreneurs, and society.

Delve into a handful of real cases and get practical guidance on how to assess its financial and impact potential as well as its fit with the mandate and scope of a fund.

Gain perspective on the size and maturity of the impact investment market and the underlying trends shaping its future. Delve into the contentious points that are hindering its progress and recognise market-building efforts that seek to advance the industry.

The expert

Get to know your trainer

Francesca Spoerry

Head of Trainings & Outreach at Center for Sustainable Finance & Private Wealth

Francesca Spoerry is an Impact Investment expert with 12 years of experience in finance and impact investment. She is currently the founder of a social enterprise aiming to to make sustainable investing commonplace through workshops and educational materials. She has experience at the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, Big Society Capital, Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers.
Course Partner

More about Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth

Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP) is an academic research and teaching institution at the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich. CSP is uniquely positioned with sector knowledge and practical experience to activate private wealth and sustainable finance, at scale, as a substantial driver for sustainable development.
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What you get as an Early Bird

1. Right now, you can secure your spot for the price of 1 symbolic euro.

2. Stay up to date with news and updates during the course development process.

3. Be among the first people to enroll to the course upon the release of the course in October 2022!

Price to be paid today
€ 1
Price of the course
€ 249
Discount for early birds


Remainder to be paid upon release
€ 186

Price to be paid today: €1
Price of the course: €199
Early Bird discount: 25%
Remainder to be paid upon release: €149

Register as an Early Bird and secure your Early Bird benefits!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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The estimated release date of the course is in the last quarter of 2022. As an Early-Bird, you will receive regular updates about the release date.
You can decide to enroll at the discounted rate in the course up to 3 months after the release of the course.

You will be able to start learning whenever it suits you best. 
You can interact with peers and post your questions for the expert at any time.

This course is designed for anyone interested in engaging in impact investing, whether as an investor, asset manager, or consultant. No prior practical experience is required to start the course. While the complexity of the content increases with every chapter, the many examples, exercises, and case studies will help you build self-confidence and deepen your understanding.

Yes, a certificate signed by the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth and Efiko Academy, is provided upon completion of the course.

You will be invited to join the community platform where you can ask your burning questions and engage with fellow students. For practical questions, you can always reach out to - we are happy to help!


For now, the course is only available in English.

The content will soon be subtitled in various languages.

Yes, we offer the option to pay with credit card (Mastercard, VISA) or PayPal. If you would like to pay with your debit card, we advise you to create a free prepaid PayPal account here and use it to make your payment.

Every transaction on Efiko is performed and secured by Stripe, a reliable payment processor.

Yes, you can secure several tickets at once by contacting us at . Include the number of people you would like to enroll and we’ll get back to you promptly. We also offer B2B/group deals. Don’t hesitate to contact us to request a demo.

Yes, Stripe processes payments in 130+ currencies. PayPal also allows you to convert money to a different currency.

Yes, we can provide an invoice or proof of purchase so you can get reimbursed by your employer or company. Simply reach out to us at stating the course name and package you'd like to take and for how many people. 

Yes, we do offer reimbursement on the course in case you’re not satisfied with it. The reimbursement applies following these conditions:
a) Up to 15 calendar days after you enrolled to the course or up until 5 days after the introductory session if you register as Social Learner;
b) The guarantee applies up until you consume 20% of the course content;
Contact to ask for a reimbursement. We will review your request and in case your demand complies with the above conditions we will transfer the amount you paid, minus transaction costs.

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