Mobilizing Finance for the SDGs 2021

Core Subject: Sustainable finance

Difficulty: Foundational

Length: Approximately 3-4 hours


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

Course Access Period: 90 days

Price: $45

Group rates available. Contact for more info.


In 2015, the United Nations established 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to set the world on a path towards sustainable development and tackle today’s most pressing issues ranging from gender equality and quality education to climate change and clean energy. It is estimated that up to $7 trillion dollars is needed to achieve these ambitious goals by 2030, with the developing world alone having an investment gap of over US$2.5 trillion (UNDP, 2017). With contracting government budgets and overstressed NGO sectors, impact investing is turned to as the solution to unlocking capital for good and spurring innovation for sustainable development. Taught by Professor Durreen Shahnaz (CEO & Founder, IIX), this course uncovers how finance can drive sustainable development across the globe while helping you navigate the impact investing landscape effectively.

Learning objectives

  • – Analyze the SDGs, the SDG funding gap, and the role impact investing plays in achieving them
  • – Define impact investing and explore its origins
  • – Discuss the main challenges and opportunities facing impact investing
  • – Explore the global landscape of impact investing

Who should enroll?

  • – Early-to mid-career professionals looking to upskill themselves on key themes in the rapidly growing sustainability space
  • – Investors, consultants and financial professionals who are eager to unlocking the potential of impact investing
  • – Corporate professionals, non-profit leaders and philanthropists who intend to scale their impact and mobilize sustainable solutions for global challenges



Learn from the most recognized innovators in the space


Jumpstart your career in sustainability and discover new answers to old problems

self-guided course

Learn anytime, anywhere with unimitated access for 90 days

IIX Institute
digital credential

Earn a verified digital credential from the IIX Institute that can be used as evidence of knowledge acquired


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   Module 1: The World Today: Establishing the need for sustainable growth

       Module 2: Sustainable Development Goals: From then to now

       Module 3: Financing the SDGs: Challenges and opportunities

       Module 4: Impact Investing: A game-changing solution

       Module 5: Roadmap for impact investing

       Module 6: The Way Forward: Mobilizing finance for the SDGs


Professor 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.


How can I make a payment?

Payments can be made online at IIX Institute using Stripe. If you would prefer to pay using other methods (e.g., bank transfer, PayPal, cheque) please contact All payments must be received in full prior to accessing the course.

I am unable to make the full payment. 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.

How long can I access the course for?

You can access all course content for 90 days from the date of purchase. If you do not complete the course in that period, contact our team at for extensions.

How do I get the IIX Institute digital credential for this online course?

Upon passing the final assessment (minimum score 70%), you will receive a digital credential from the IIX Institute.


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