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Innovative Deal Structuring for Impact

Learn how to structure impact investments and tailor instruments like equity, debt and grants to support impact ventures in their scaling journey.


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Impact investing is becoming mainstream, but so are the concerns about impact washing. How can investments and grants best be structured to scale impact ventures?  This course introduces proven techniques to tweak instruments like equity, debt, and grants to provide tailored impact financing. Further on, it invites you to explore how investors and philanthropic actors can collaborate in value-enhancing ways and introduce practical advice on how to structure hybrid deals. Throughout the course, you will learn from the experience of entrepreneurs, investors, and philanthropists and be supported to put theory into practice.

Who is this course for

This training is designed for you if you are in the business of supporting impact organisations with funding (grants, equity, debt) whether as a manager or analyst within a foundation, a private or public impact investment vehicle, a family office or as an advisor to investors. A basic financial understanding is sufficient to start the training.

The course can also be relevant to entrepreneurs who seek to better understand the mindset and tools of impact investors and gain insights into the fundraising journeys of inspiring impact ventures.

Learning Goals

What you will learn

  • 7 hours to complete

  • Bite-sized videos and 30+ exercises

  • 2 in-depth case studies and expert insights

  • Term sheet templates

  • Exam and certificate of completion

  • Beginner to intermediate

Innovative Deal Structuring for Impact

Course modules

The course is structured around four modules that will introduce the purpose of tailored financing and creative approaches to fund impact ventures

Delivery mode

Choose the delivery that works best for you

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Autonomous Learner


The learning experience that fits your busy working schedule and allows you to learn at your own pace from wherever you are.

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Social Learner


Learn online by following live sessions with the trainer and a group of like-minded peers on a biweekly basis.

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*Need multiple tickets?

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*Need financial support?

Apply for a scholarship discount of 25-80% off the normal course price


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Team of Trainers

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Dr. Markus Freiburg

Founder and Managing Director of FASE

Dr. Markus Freiburg is recognized as a thought leader for social finance, with an active presence in public discourses e.g. as member of the Expert Group on Social Entrepreneurship (GECES) of the EU Commission. He has a wealth of experience delivering training courses in the field of impact investing in academics as well as through EU’s EaSI technical assistance platform.

Laura Catana

European Investor Relations Manager at FASE

Laura Catana has been active in the field of social entrepreneurship and impact investing for nearly 10 years. At FASE she manages the community of investors, offers exchanges and learning opportunities, hosts events and conducts analyses on the state of the ecosystem. Laura is a member of EBAN's Impact Investment committee and has extensive experience in providing training to impact practitioners.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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This course is mainly designed to train analysts and investment managers of capital providers that aim to create positive societal impact (i.e. impact funds, foundations, philanthropists, ESG funds focussing on SDGs and social/environmental responsible investors). The complexity of the content increases with every chapter but many examples, exercises and case studies will help you build self-confidence and deep understanding in each dimension of the curriculum. 

If you are a consultant or advisor supporting capital providers, this course will help you set up hybrid financial instruments and to convince investors to accept impact-linked finance mandates. It will allow you to join live sessions with the experts and get tailored feedback on your cases or questions.

Yes, a certificate, signed by FASE and Efiko Academy, is provided upon completion of the course.

In all packages, you’re invited to join the community platform where you can ask your burning questions. 

If you’re enrolled in the blended learning option, you will be invited to attend one live case solving session with the lead trainers and a group of peers where you will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

In other cases, is always open for questions.

For now, the course is only available in English.

The content will soon be subtitled in various languages.

FASE, the Financing Agency for Social Entrepreneurship, holds years of experience in supporting funders with expertise in innovative financing solutions. They contribute to the development of a thriving market for social innovation across Europe

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 your preferred course delivery mode (autonomous vs social package).

We offer also B2B/group offers. If you’re interested, please have a look at our team page and 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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