Level up your impact investing knowledge

Whether you are a beginner in impact investing or a seasoned pro, Impact United Academy has courses and knowledge products for you to continue your education in social finance and match your money with meaning.

Peer-to-peer learning opportunities

Online and In-person Class Offerings

Impact United Academy is an impact-driven, practitioner-focused education initiative featuring online course offerings guided by industry leaders and subject-matter experts. Through workshops, forums, case studies, and guest speakers, the Academy aims to provide course participants with a robust educational experience that provokes thoughtful discussions and equips participants with the necessary tools to strategize, manage, and measure impact.

Current Course Offerings

We are pleased to offer a broad range of courses and programming focused on supporting Canadian impact investors. The courses are interactive, peer-driven, and led by subject matter experts. More courses to come — keep an eye on this space!

— registration now open

Activating Your Theory of Change

Led by Evita Zanuso, Katapult Foundation

Course participants will learn how to refresh, update, and create an actionable Theory of Change. Key learning outcomes include creating an updated Theory of Change that is a Theory of Action, and cementing an approach to impact learning rather than impact justification. Work alongside your peers to review your theory of change, analyze its strengths and weaknesses, and define its most important outcome.

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Investing for Climate Action

Led by Amr Addas, Concordia University, Stephanie Tsui, Genus Capital Management, and Vishal Banè, AGF Investments Inc.

Through three overarching modules that explore the risks and opportunities around climate change, the climate finance ecosystem, and the low carbon transition in practise, this course will equip participants with the necessary tools to strategize, manage, and measure impact surrounding climate investing. Each module consists of two workshops: one knowledge based and the second a hands-on application of each topic.

— Coming soon

Fundamental of Impact Investing

Led by Basma Majerbi, University of Victoria

Through five modules, course participants will be equipped with a comprehensive set of tools to set their impact strategies, analyze impact investment opportunities and manage the impact created through their capital on people and the planet. Individuals will have the opportunity to create portfolio strategies and identify appropriate frameworks aimed at addressing specific social and environmental problems with measurable outcomes.

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For Individual Investors

Whether you invest personally as an individual or a family or more formally as a family office, the Impact United Academy provides you with opportunities to increase your knowledge of and confidence in deploying your capital for social and environmental impact, alongside financial return.

For Foundations & Institutions

As a staff member or member of an Investment Committee for a foundation or other institution, you will benefit from Impact United Academy courses and workshops that provide you with professional development and opportunities to connect with your peers.

For Advisors

Wealth management advisors and financial planners will be able to apply investor-focused discussions and topics to their own conversations with their clients about how to align wealth with values.

FREE RESOURCES

Free Resources

Primer: Gender Lens Investing

An introduction to gender lens investing and market trends

The Circular Economy Revolution

how the circular economy can help achieve net-zero and community goals

Contact Us

If you have an idea for a course offering or would like to collaborate with Impact United Academy, please get in touch.

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