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Investing in Inclusion Certificate

Investing in Inclusion Certificate

Investment Readiness and Impact Assessment

The first-of-its-kind, free online Investment Readiness and Impact Assessment Course is open to everyone, anywhere in the world. As a global impact market builder, IIX is democratizing access to world-class business management education with a gender lens to help spur the development of high-impact enterprises that are innovating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Your journey to scalability begins with access to human capital – the mastery of business acumen and technical skills for building financial models, business strategies and impact measurement. The lessons will draw from IIX’s decade of global experience as a pioneering practitioner and thought-leader of impact investing to provide you with a unique perspective of the current landscape of this rapidly-growing field.

Objectives:

  • Learn about the landscape of impact investing
  • Explore the important role of gender transformative businesses in women’s empowerment
  • Understand the role of Impact Assessments in assisting in capital raise with a gender lens angle
  • Outline the capital raise process and the financing options available at different growth stages

Outcomes:

  • Create business, financial and impact models with guided online instructions
  • Change gendered power dynamics within your team to advance SDG 5 – Gender Equality – and boost organizational performance
  • Define the metrics for social value creation and apply IIX’s proprietary assessment methodology
  • Understand impact investing mechanisms and capital raise processes

Outcomes:

Can I take this course?

Anyone – whether you have business idea or currently operate a business – from anywhere in the world – whether you reside in Asia or Africa – is eligible to take the Investment Readiness and Impact Assessment Course.

How much do I have to pay?

The online course is offered entirely for free.

How long does this course take?

The online modules take approximately 3.5-5 hours to complete.

What if I need more time to complete this course?

The online course will be run on-demand and has open enrolment – which means that there is no time limit placed on the courses and you may access it at any time to provide you with ease of flexibility.

Must I complete the assignments that come with this course?

You are required to complete the assignments as part of the Future 500 Fellowship Program as they are a prerequisite. For participants who do not intend to apply, we welcome you to take the online course with no commitment to completing the assignments.

However, all participants are required to complete 80% of the online course content in order to receive the digital Certificate of Attendance.

Am I eligible for the Future 500 Fellowship after I complete this course?

Application for the Future 500 Fellowship Program requires submission of bot completed assignments – business plan and financial model. However, you will still be subject to the eligibility criteria of the Fellowship.

Can more than 1 person from my organization take this course?

Yes, we allow more than 1 individual from your organization to participate in the Investment Readiness and Impact Assessment Course. This is a great way for you to deepen your engagement with us as we strongly advocate knowledge-sharing.

Investing in Inclusion Masterclass

For those seeking to dive deeper into the concepts of impact investing and gender lens investing, the Investing in Inclusion Masterclass will guide you through an overview of the key topics in the impact investing space with a gender lens – impact measurement, capital raise, building an enabling environment. Working professionals access premier content and excerpts from IIX Institute’s full Executive Certificate Program, suited to a two-day learning journey.

Objectives:

  • Study the fundamentals of Impact Investing and explore the role of the expanding market for gender lens investing
  • Learn about measuring the impact of your organization, whether it is a CSR program, an impact enterprise, or a charity
  • Explore tools for unlocking more capital for sustainable development and building an enabling environment

Outcomes:

  • Define impact investing and its role in achieving the SDGs
  • Outline the challenges and opportunities that exist in the impact economy
  • Outline and define the role that stakeholders can play in building an ecosystem for women’s empowerment

FAQs

Can I take this course?

The  Investing in Inclusion Masterclass is available for everyone to take regardless of sector, country, age and level of position.

How much do I have to pay?

The Investing in Inclusion Masterclass is at a cost of US$685.

Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?

Introduction to Investing in Inclusion is the first component of the 2-course series which precedes the Investing in Inclusion Masterclass. Although you are given the flexibility to take the course in any order, we highly recommend that you complete the short course followed by the in-depth masterclass. Complement your learning journey by sitting for the Investing in Inclusion Certificate Exam and get certified upon passing.

How long does the course take?

Investing in Inclusion Masterclass takes 4 hours to complete suited to a 2-day learning journey and you may choose to enrol at any time.

Can I participate in the Equity@Scale program?

Passing of the Investing in Inclusion Certificate Exam qualifies you to join the Future 500 Network and to be showcased online to a network of 43,000 impact stakeholders on Equity@Scale.

Introduction to Investing in Inclusion

Your impact journey begins with an online short course that is entirely free for all participants. The Introduction to Investing in Inclusion acts as a primer for developing a gender transformative mindset with a dual-focus on social and environmental impact alongside financial returns. This course is also a prerequisite to participating in the Future 500 Network.

Objectives:

  • Recognize the need and importance of investing in inclusion
  • Explore the role of Gender Transformative Businesses in women’s empowerment and learn how to become one
  • Learn about how to grow an enabling ecosystem and drive investment towards building an equal society

Outcomes:

  • Define what gender lens investing means and understand its trends
  • Outline the gaps and opportunities that exist in the space
  • Outline and define the role that stakeholders can play in building an ecosystem for women empowerment

FAQs

Can I take this course?

The Introduction to Investing is available for everyone to take regardless of sector, country, age and level of position.

How much do I have to pay?

This course is entirely free for all participants.

Do I need to take the Investing in Inclusion courses in a specific order?

Introduction to Investing in Inclusion is the first component of the 2-course series which precedes the Investing in Inclusion Masterclass. Although you are given the flexibility to take the course in any order, we highly recommend that you complete the short course followed by in-depth masterclass. Complement your learning journey by sitting for the Investing in Inclusion Certificate Exam and get certified upon passing.

How long does this course take?

Introduction to Investing in Inclusion takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete.

What if I need more time to complete the course?

Once you have accessed the short course, you will have 1 month to complete it before course expiry, providing you with ample time to mange your learning schedule. You may choose to re-enrol if you are unable to complete the short course within the stipulated timing.

Can I participate in the Equity@Scale program?

Introduction to Investing in Inclusion is a prerequisite to participating in the Future 500 Network.