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

Due to COVID travel restrictions, we postponed the IIBF 2020 iteration to 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:

Together with our program partners Roots of Impact, University of Zurich CSP 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.

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 Roots of Impact since 2017.

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The IIBF Zurich Programs

IIBF September 2021 Program Flyer

September 2021

IIBF 2021 Flyer Cover

IIBF Program Video (2018)

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
IIBF Zurich 2019 testimonials and rating

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

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