The rise of social impact.
The challenges ahead.
The need for social impact education.
The Efiko Academy.
Conscious that the clock is ticking and that we urgently need businesses and organisations around the globe to proactively improve their impacts on society and the environment, we decided to launch Efiko Academy.
The word Efiko stands for “impact” in Esperanto, a language that was created in 1887 to foster world peace. Our core mission is to empower people by giving them the skills and abilities they need to effectively support organisations in achieving positive social impact.
We do so by partnering with leading experts and standard setters to design blended learning journeys. Our courses leverage the power of technology to be as practical, interactive and personalised as possible. We’re further committed to deliver our courses at inclusive rates so that all individuals and teams working on social impact across the world can develop the skills & abilities that matter for that purpose.
Today, we host a certifying self-paced course on social impact measurement & management, a practice that every organisation that is serious about addressing our most important societal challenges should be implementing. This course has been co-created with Social Value International, a leading global standard setter for social value, Social Return on Investment (SROI) and impact management.
Tomorrow, we will develop new courses on topics that matter for social impact. In the next 5 years, our goal is to empower over 10.000 people from diverse backgrounds with the skills they most need to manage towards creating lasting social impacts.
Do you want to support our mission? Here’s what you can do:
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- Take a course on impact management – it will help you understand what social impact is and to develop the culture and systems necessary to manage it within an organisation – or one of the courses that are lined-up!
Timothy Lambert and Louis Wouters.
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