The GIIN offers specialized training to improve the capital-raising potential and deployment capacity of impact investors around the world. Through a mix of group trainings available for public registration and customized, private trainings for investment teams, the GIIN has trained hundreds of investors from over 30 countries since 2013. We have hosted trainings in the U.S., South Africa, India, Kenya, the Netherlands, France, Ghana, Nepal, and more.
Designed and delivered by experienced practitioners and specialized experts, training sessions dig deep into applied skills training rather than focusing on theory. Practical coursework builds on the latest market data, case studies, simulations, and feedback from leading LPs, GPs, and advisors. Participants collaborate with trainers and peers to tackle real-world problems, challenging them to hone their judgement and learn new ways of approaching problems. Sessions include intensive, long days requiring participants to leave the office behind, bond with their peers and engage actively with the learning process. Course trainers are consistently rated best in class and all our trainings (detailed below) are highly rated by past attendees.
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Scheduled trainings can be found under the ‘Upcoming Events’ section. Don’t see the training or location you are looking for? Inquire about customized GIIN trainings for your team or request a group training in your region.
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In support of the GIIN’s broader mission to increase the scale and effectiveness of the impact investing market, the Training Program is exploring how our trainings can reach the growing number of impact investors entering the market.
- Do you host an annual convening for impact investors or are you an industry body or network? Let's discuss hosting a skills training for your audience.
- Do you currently deliver investment skills trainings to investors? Let's discuss how the GIIN Training courses can complement your existing portfolio.
- Are you an indirect investor investing through funds? Let us know if we can bring training to your funds.
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The Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) training, which has been consistently rated 5 stars by participants, is specially designed for investors looking to develop an impact measurement practice that fits their unique operational and strategic context. Through a dynamic format consisting of small group-learning, practical simulations, and case study analysis, this course enables investors to construct solutions to key challenges around IMM performance, including designing an IMM framework, metrics selection, efficient data collection and managing stakeholder expectations.
Investors who complete this course will walk away with a refined impact proposition that helps investors codify their impact purpose and goals; an increased ability to design an IMM practice that reflects these goals, while creating tangible business value; and increased awareness of leading market practices and tools for using impact data to improve product development and distribution, portfolio company engagement, and investment decisions.
PRODUCED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:
STEWARD REDQUEEN | Steward Redqueen is a specialised consultancy that works across the globe advising organisations on impact and sustainability. With its strong track record in the private equity space and pragmatic approach to impact measurement, Steward Redqueen makes impact work in practice for investors. Trainings are led by Krispijn Bertoen and Willem Vosmer, trusted advisors of a wide range commercial investors, DFIs, and local fund managers at the intersection of emerging markets and impact.
SOCIAL VALUE UK | Social Value UK, is a Member Network of Social Value International (SVI), the largest international social value network in the world with more than 900 individual and organisational members, across 49 countries. Jeremy Nicholls and Tim Goodspeed, are pioneers of supporting principles and standards in accounting for social and environmental value, providing training to practitioners around the globe and thought leadership on the evolution of IM practice.
Participants gain an improved understanding of the pathways to fundraising success and the most common pitfalls, an increased ability to leverage their unique assets and context to realize their goals and enhanced marketing strategies through deeper knowledge of investor interests and decision making in the diverse impact investor landscape.
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PLANET VENTURES | Planet Ventures is an impact investing advisory firm, assisting clients with fund strategy and design, fund management, capital and grant raises, due diligence and deal structuring, and capacity building programs. Facilitated by the managing principal, Bob Webster, has previous C-suite and transaction experience with the Grassroots Business Fund and Small Enterprise Assistance Fund (SEAF), two leading impact investing fund managers. He has previously facilitated trainings for ANDE (Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs), Santa Clara University, and Harvard Business School.
This training also contains content contributions from the GIIN’s network of LPs including Investor Council1 members as well as RebelGroup, a financial advisory group with expertise in project finance, investment management, fund structuring as well as training programs for investors.
Participants complete the course with a deeper understanding of the mechanics of fund management, improved ability to set up quality operations and communications that meet LP expectations and learn key best practices for constructing a portfolio of sustainable and well-governed high-growth companies.
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AVANZ CAPITAL | The Avanz team led by Hany Assaad and Peter Tropper offers the unique advantage of extensive training experience combined with a wide knowledge of emerging markets impact investment. This experience includes a track record of assessing more than 300 funds annually and investing in as many as 30 new funds per year and the establishment and management of the IFC SME Ventures program which supported new fund managers in frontier countries. They have decades of experience training LP and GP audiences in all major emerging markets including Africa, South and South East Asia and South America.