Education Programs

How to Evolve to an Expert in Blended & Innovative Finance

Flagship program

„Impact Investing & Blended Finance for Development Agencies & Foundations“ (IIBF)

Together with our program partners Social Finance Academy (by Roots of Impact), University of Zurich CSP and Convergence, – and supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, – 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.

The program runs at its home base at University of Zurich, Switzerland, as well as in selected locations globally. It follows in the footsteps of multiple in-house workshops and trainings held and offered by the Social Finance Academy since 2017.

Our education programs

Started, ongoing and planned

The IIBF Zurich Programs

August 2019

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August 2019

May 2020

IIBF Zurich May 2020

May 2020

Target groups

First piloted in 2018, our IIBF programs can be shaped towards two different target groups:

(1) Executives from develop­ment agencies, public or multi­lateral organizations as well as foundations with a focus on international development (i.e. public and philanthropic providers of concessional capital)

(2) Institutional and private investors engaged in sustainable finance and impact investing, including investment advisors, development finance institutions and impact finance intermediaries (i.e. private sector, non-concessional capital providers)


Testimonials IIBF Zurich 2018

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Please visit this site for general information on our IIBF programs

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For a binding registration to one of the upcoming program iterations, please go to this link