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Structuring hybrid
impact investments

Learn how to finance ventures with tailored instruments and catalytic capital. Level up your investment structuring skills with case studies and insights from leading entrepreneurs and investors.

4.6 out of 5 rating (500+ reviews)

Course preview

Fast-track your impact investment structuring skills to support and scale innovative ventures. This course provides you with practical guidance, insightful examples and case studies to confidently structure equity, mezzanine and grant-based investments. Developed together with the FASE (Financing Agency for Social Entrepreneurship), we distil over 10 years of experience at the forefront of impact investing to help you be creative and move beyond mainstream investing and philanthropy to achieve your impact and financial return objectives.


Who is this course for

This course is for finance practitioners across the spectrum of impact capital, as well as social entrepreneurs eager to delve into investor’s minds and toolkits. Basic financial knowledge is sufficient to take the course.

Learning Goals

Learning goals

  • c. 10 hours of learning over 1 month

  • Exam & certificate of completion

  • Beginner to intermediate level learners

  • 40+ videos and 20+ exercises

  • 10+ practitioner insights and case studies

  • Exclusively for social learners: Role-playing exercise during the live interactive session

Structuring impact investments

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 learning

€329 (VAT incl.)

The learning experience that fits your busy working schedule and allows you to learn at your own pace from wherever you are. Access a neat online course structured around bite-sized videos and a wealth of resources that guide you in structuring impact investments.

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Social learning

€549 (VAT incl.)

Spice up your learning journey by blending the online course with a set of three interactive sessions. The sessions offer you an opportunity to practise your skills by working on compelling real-life case studies in a role-play setting, while meeting and sharing experiences with a group of like-minded peers!

Next cohort: starting from 17 October
(only 8 seats left)

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Team of Trainers

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Dr. Markus Freiburg

Founder & Managing Director

Dr. Markus Freiburg is recognised 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

Deputy Coordinator MAE/023 - Private Sector Instruments at LuxDev

Laura Catana (formerly Benelux Manager and European Investor Relations Manager at FASE) 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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1. Is this a course for beginners or experts?

The Structuring Impact Investments 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.

2. Does this course offer a certificate?

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

3. I don’t understand something in the course, who can answer my questions?

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.

4. In which languages can I access the course?

For now, the course is only available in English.

The content will soon be subtitled in various languages.

5. Who is the course partner - the Financing Agency for Social Entrepreneurship?

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

6. Can I pay with PayPal or debit card?

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.

7. How secure are the payments made on Efiko?

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

8. Can I sign up for a course with my team or department?

Yes, you can secure several tickets at once by contacting us at Include the number of people you would like to enrol 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.

9. Can I pay even if my native currency is not the Euro?

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

10. Can I ask for an invoice?

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.

11. Can I get reimbursed in case I’m not satisfied with the course?

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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