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Introduction to Impact Investing with a Gender Lens

SHORT COURSE

Around the world, women and underserved communities are standing up for greater equality and systemic change. Individual and organizational leaders have the opportunity to drive sustainable growth by investing in inclusion and using business as a force for good.  As organizations strive to achieve diversity to boost performance, claiming gender balance is no easy feat especially when there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

Introduction to Impact Investing with a Gender Lens is created for professionals from any discipline – consulting, accounting, law, public policy, media, technology, education or finance – and equips them with practical and conceptual knowledge about how to incorporate a gender-lens into their organizational thinking and processes.

The lessons will draw from IIX’s decades 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.

Course Information

Length: Approximately 3-5 hours                                             Course Access Period: 90 days

Structure:                                                                                                Group rates available. Contact iixinstitute@iixglobal.com for more info.

  • Self-guided course
  • Readings
  • Assessments
  • IIX Institute digital credential

Complement your learning journey by registering for the Certificate Exam and optimize the benefits gained from the short course.

To pass the Introduction to Impact Investing with a Gender Lens Certificate Exam, participants must score at least 70% on the multiple choice exam, upon which you will receive the Introduction to Impact Investing with a Gender Lens Certificate of Completion.

Introduction to Impact Investing with a Gender Lens

The Introduction to Impact Investing with a Gender Lens short course acts as a primer for developing a gender transformative mindset with a dual-focus on social and environmental impact alongside financial returns.

Your impact journey begins with:
  • Part 1 – Need and Importance of Impact Investing
  • Part 2 – Role of Gender Transformative Businesses
  • Part 3 – Building an Enabling Environment

Objectives

  • Recognize the need and importance of investing in inclusion
  • Explore the role of Gender Transformative Businesses in women’s empowerment and 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
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Benefits of Joining This Course

  • Gain insights to improve your processes and decision-making—whether you are catalyzing change within an organization for gender balance or partnering to support programs/investments for underserved communities
  • Be at the forefront of industry-wide demand for gender-lens competencies—understanding how to play a role in gender-lens impact investing and support gender-transformative businesses
  • Learn to behave strategically in the impact economy and drive organizational performance by grasping key trends and factors in the space and to unlock the potential of inclusive growth
  • Can I take this course?
    The Introduction to Impact Investing with a Gender Lens short course is available for everyone to take regardless of sector, country, age and level of position.

 

  • How much do I have to pay?
    This course costs US$249.

 

  • Is there a prerequisite to this course?
    There is no prerequisite to this course. However, we highly recommend that you complement your learning journey by registering for the Certificate Exam. Passing the exam earns you a Certificate from the IIX Impact Institute and recognition for your expertise in Gender Lens Impact Investing.
  • How long does the course take?
    This course takes approximately 3 to 5 hours to complete. You may choose to enrol in the short course at any time. However, once you begin accessing the course material, it will only be available to you for 3 months.

 

  • What if I need more time to complete the course?
    You may choose to re-enrol in the short course at any time. Otherwise, you may contact us at iixinstitute@iixglobal.com if you face any challenges. We’re here to help!

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