„Impact Investment & Blended Finance for Development Agencies & Foundations“ (IIBF)
Our next program run takes place on September 8 to 10, 2021 in Zurich, Switzerland! The program is now open for applications. If you have any questions about the 2021 run, please reach out to Christina Moehrle (Education Lead) any time: firstname.lastname@example.org (we will closely oberserve COVID-related restrictions and inform about any changes on this site).
Together with our program partners Roots of Impact, Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP) at the University of Zurich and Convergence we run an actionable, practice-driven executive program that has received excellent feedbacks to date.
The program aims at empowering public, philanthropic and private sector funders to collaborate effectively to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. A special ingredient are solutions that demonstrate how to enable high-impact enterprises with market-based solutions to scale and deliver positive impact in a sustainable way – a bottom-up approach. Our more than 100 IIBF alumni to date come from major donor organisations across the globe, e.g. UNDP, USAID, SDC/DEZA, GIZ, Global Affairs Canada, IFC, SECO as well as renowned foundations or NGOs such as UNICEF, Shell Foundation, Aqua for All, and Refugee Investment Network.
IIBF typically runs as an open program (based upon application) at its home base at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. It is also offered as a client-specific iteration in selected locations (e.g. 2 previous program runs for UNDP Egypt and UNDP Jordan). IIBF was designed and implemented based on the experience of close to 50 in-house trainings offered and held by our program partner Roots of Impact since 2017. In addition, it builds on the extensive academic and practical expertise of our program partners Convergence and the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP).