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AIR: Accelerating Investment Readiness

Heidelberg University via Independent

Overview

The Corona Virus and other grand challenges of our times have shown us how much we need organizations that create social and ecological value and an ecosystem in which they can thrive. #AirMOOC promotes mutual learning between (aspiring) founders of social ventures, accelerators, impact investors and relevant national and regional policy makers. The aim is to support impactful entrepreneurs, or intrapreneurs within existing organizations spanning the for-profit, non-profit and policy spectrums.

We have gathered leading experts in impact investing, purpose driven business and progressive policy making to provide inputs for reflection, share their experiences and co-create more sustainable and pro-social organizations. The experts involved come from an impressive range of high-profile organizations and institutions,

including:

SEIF Driving Impact Innovation, TEDx, Social Entrepreneurship Network Germany (SEND), the German Ministry of Economy in Baden-Württemberg, ResponsAbility Investments, Impact Collective Social Venture Accelerators, Enactus, PHINEO, European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), Cambridge Social Ventures, Impact Hub, OECD, and Erste Bank.

#AirMOOC offers six modules focusing on topics at the intersection of social entrepreneurship and impact investing with a specific focus on joining these two fields for positive social change:

Impact, Strategy, Finance, Governance, Scaling and Communication.

We employ a variety of case studies, creative exercises and interactive webinars to help students develop their impact and investment readiness skills. This course enhances responsible leadership formation. It will help those interested in creating value for and with society excel in their endeavors.

Syllabus

- Module 1. How do you best measure and manage social impact?

- al strategy to create impact?

- Module 3. What is social and impact finance?

- Module 4. How do you master the specific governance features social ventures have?

- Module 5. What are the different pathways to scaling impact?

- Module 6. How do you communicate (for) impact?

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