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Introduction to Impact Investing

This course provides you with a fundamental understanding of what impact and impact investing is. You'll learn about the macro trends driving this sector, the definitions, the investors, sourcing for investments, measuring (and managing) impact as well as headwinds and tailwinds to know about. Get started on your impact investing journey with the ultimate masterclass in an engaging and interactive learning format.


HKD 650

Course Duration

60 minutes




3-4 hours
Self paced learning online

Module Breakdown

This course is divided into these main Topic areas: 

Topic 1: Introduction to the course 

Topic 2: What is impact and impact investing? 

Topic 3: Impact Investing Across Industries 

Topic 4: Impact Investing Perspectives 

Topic 5: Exercise 

Topic 6: Size of the Impact Investing Market 

Topic 7: Segmentation of the Impact Investing Market 

Topic 8: Maturity of the Impact Investing Market 

Topic 9: Performance of Impact Investments 

Topic 10:Who Does Impact Investing? 

Topic 11: Sourcing for Impact Investments 

Topic 12:Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) 

Topic 13: Headwinds and Tailwinds 

Topic 14:Key Resources and Summary Case Studies/Features of 

Different Investor Perspectives 

Case Study 1: Venture Philanthropy - Global Development Incubator (Warren Ang) 

Case Study 2: Impact Fund Management - Circulate Capital (Rob Kaplan) 

Case Study 3: Family Office Impact Investment Carve-Out- District Capital (Michael Au)

Course Convenor

The design of this online certificate course is led by the Sustainable Finance Initiative who, together with industry experts, will share relevant professional experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the course. 

Guest Speakers

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