Measuring Impact for Sustainability


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  • Dates: July 28 – August 31
  • Length: 6 weeks
  • Structure:
    • Self-Guided Online Courses
    • Live Virtual Sessions
    • Certificate of Completion
  • Regular price*:
    • US$200 (Individual Course Access)
    • US$450 (Full Masterclass Access)

*Group rates available. Contact for more info.

Despite breakthroughs in innovation, our generation is faced with serious challenges when it comes to addressing the reality of climate change, reducing economic and gender inequality, and tackling poverty around the world. In finance, the transition to sustainable investments is not yet happening at the pace and scale needed to meet the SDGs.

Yet these challenges can be met only if we can measure the effectiveness of our response.

In this Masterclass, learn how to measure impact and sustainability from our CEO, Professor Durreen Shahnaz as well as IIX Advisors from The Wharton School, Stanford University, and Social Value UK. By the end of the course, you’ll gain:

  • A global understanding of the impact measurement ecosystem
  • Knowledge of how to refine your impact measurement strategy to improve your investment portfolio
  • Mastery of IIX’s widely-accepted impact assessment approach, valued by investors, donors, and enterprises

Key Benefits

Course Outline

The Masterclass consists of three modules. Participants can choose between Single Course Access (US$200) or the full Masterclass Access (US$450).

Self-guided online courses will be available on July 28. Starting August 4, dive deeper into course concepts during live virtual sessions and Q&A together with your cohort, the course instructor, and guest speakers.

Upon completing the masterclass and passing the certificate exam, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from IIX Impact Institute.


The Measuring Impact for Sustainability virtual masterclass is offered in two pricing packages:

Lead Instructor


Durreen Shahnaz

CEO and Founder, Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)

Durreen Shahnaz is a global leader of social impact and impact investing. Born in Bangladesh, Durreen has built an international track record as a social entrepreneur, banker, media executive and academic at institutions, including Morgan Stanley (New York), Grameen Bank (Bangladesh), Hearst Magazines International (New York) and the National University of Singapore.

She is the recipient of 2017 Oslo Business for Peace Award, often referred to as the ‘Nobel Prize for Business’, amongst numerous other awards.

Guest Speakers


Melanie Edwards

Melanie Edwards
Adjunct Professor of Business Management, Colombia Graduate School of Business and Lecturer, Stanford University

Melanie Edwards educates the next generation of impact leaders for social and environmental change. In her role at Stanford University and Columbia Business School, she instructs and advises undergraduate and graduate students in developing their impact ventures, careers and leadership. Melanie is also the founder of the social venture Mobile Metrix, an inclusive market research company serving marginalized populations.


David Musto

David K. Musto
Ronald O. Perelman Professor in Finance; Chair of the Finance Department, The Wharton Business School

David K. Musto is the Ronald O. Perelman Professor in Finance and Chair of the Finance Department at the Wharton School, where he has been on the faculty since 1995. Most of his work is in the area of consumer financial services, mutual funds and consumer credit in particular. He has also published work on corporate and political voting, option pricing, short selling, and cross-border taxation.


Jeremy Nicholls

Jermey Nicholls
Director and Founder, Social Value International

Jeremy Nicholls is a director and one of the founders of Social Value International, a membership organisation for individuals and organisations supporting principles and standards in accounting for social and environmental value. He works part time with the Impact Management Project and is Professor of Social Value at Staffordshire University.

How do I make payment?

Payments can be made online at IIX Impact Institute, If you would prefer to pay online via PayPal, please contact All payments must be received in full prior to accessing the course.

I am unable to make the full payment upfront. Can I pay by installments?

Should you have difficulties making the full payment upfront, please contact the program coordinator at Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

What is the course structure?

The full Masterclass consists of three components:

  1. Online courses: Participants will have access three self-guided, on-demand courses about measuring impact starting April 20th. We highly encourage participants to go through this material on their own time prior to the live virtual sessions.
  2. Live virtual sessions: Starting April 28, dive deeper into course concepts during three live virtual sessions. Participants will be able to interact with the course instructions and guest speakers throughout the session.
  3. Certificate exams: After the last virtual session, participants will have 18 days to complete the certificate exam. This certificate exam consists of a series of multiple choice questions. Upon completing the Masterclass and certificate exam, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion in Measuring Impact for Sustainability from IIX Impact Institute.

What's the difference between the Individual Module Access Package and the Full Masterclass Access Package?

The Individual Module Access Package gives you access to only one online course and one live virtual sessions (under Module 1). The Masterclass Access Package gives you full access to all three online courses and all three live virtual sessions (under Module 1, Module 2, and Module 3). Upon completing the Masterclass and certificate exam, you will receive a Certificate of Completion in Measuring Impact for Sustainability from IIX Impact Institute.

I only want the online course and live virtual session from Module 3. Can I use the Individual Module Access package for Module 3?

No. The Individual Module Access only grants you access to the first module. If you want to access Module 3 content, we recommend you to purchase the full Masterclass Access package.

How can I upgrade my Individual Module Access to the Full Masterclass Access?

At any time between the course period, you can upgrade to Full Masterclass Access for an additional fee of US$350.

I only purchased the Individual Module Access. Do I have access to the certificate exam and the Certificate of Completion?

No. The certificate exam and Certificate of Completion are only available to participants who take the full Masterclass.

What is the cancellation policy?

Payment is non-refundable. Where unavoidable, we reserve the right to change the speakers. If we cancel the course, we will notify you of the changes and endeavor to reschedule the course or we will refund the course fees in full (minus any bank transfer fees). We will not refund any other costs you incur as a result of the cancellation.


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