The impact investment community has experienced explosive growth. It is estimated that this emerging alternative asset class could represent a global market of more than US$500 billion in the next five to ten years. Strategic investments are yielding significant environmental, financial, and social returns. The results are game-changing global innovations in long-standing social and environmental issues in education, affordable housing, healthcare, clean water, and alternative energy.
The Oxford Impact Investing Programme will provide an opportunity to develop a deep and broad understanding of the sector. Participants will work with expert faculty and seasoned professionals in social investing, social enterprise and finance. They will develop and refine their impact investing strategy to maximize results.
The programme will focus on developing the practical skills essential to yield maximum social, environmental, and financial results. It will begin with an overview of the trends and macroeconomic reasons for the sector’s growth before quickly progressing to policy, theory, and practice.
Participants will become more informed, inspired, and equipped to make a positive contribution to community-based and global change, and to the impact investing profession. They will actively engage in lively debates of policy and strategy, theory and practice with seasoned Oxford faculty and peers from across sectors and the globe. They will discover and discuss innovative impact investments from around the world.
Who should attend?
This programme is for all interested in, or actively engaged in, the impact investing industry. It is a cross-sector networking and development opportunity for professionals and executives from around the world, including:
Philanthropists and social investors who lead organizations engaged in mission-related or programme-related investments
Financial professionals, both those who raise funds for impact investments and those who complete impact investment transactions
Principals from impact investment funds
Institutional investors, private investors, wealth managers, and investment consultants
Managers from development finance institutions, research companies, global companies, government bodies, multilateral organisations
Advisors to the sector, including lawyers, accountants, senior bankers, philanthropic consultants looking for a comprehensive multiple bottom-line perspective