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Impact United Academy

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 soon — keep an eye on this space!

— registration Open

Gender Lens Investing 101

Canadian accredited investors will learn the basic fundamentals of gender lens investing in this free, remote introductory course. Learn how to evaluate your IPS, ways to embed a gender lens into your investment process, how to measure GLI impact, and more. Eastern Ontario investors receive plus access to in-person networking events. This special course is offered under WIN-VC Canada.

— registration Closed

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.

— Registration closed

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.

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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.

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