Deploying and Scaling Impact

Founders and entrepreneurs have the unique opportunity to develop creative solutions to global challenges as they become investors. Even if their goals and values are clear, the questions remain:

  • How to allocate financial and non-financial resources to make a meaningful impact?
  • How to manage wealth and who to trust for advice to achieve this impact?
  • How to scale impact by building an ecosystem geared towards change?

ACCELERATE: The Impact Investing Program for Entrepreneurs is the first of its kind to support self-made wealth owners in finding answers to the pressing questions related to the whys, hows, whats, and whos of impact investing.

The program is globally unique in design and purpose and rooted in science and practice, providing founders and entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools, peer networks, and expert support they need to deploy capital for impact. The training is organized by leaders in impact investing, philanthropy, and ecosystem building and managed within a university setting, ensuring a trusted environment free from conflicts of interest.

Program Structure

The program spans six months and is composed of three core modules, group and independent work, and mentoring. By the end of the training, participants emerge with the foundational knowledge, skills, and network to use their capital, expertise, and networks to address global challenges. The 2022/2023 program will run from October 2022 until April 2023, with two in-person modules and one virtual module, held in the following locations:
  • October 4-7, 2022 – Center for Sustainable Finance & Private Wealth (CSP), University of Zurich,
    Zurich, Switzerland
  • April 26-28, 2023 – Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),
    Boston, MA, USA
  • Optional online activities in-between modules

Program Fee: 13,000 USD

Program Overview

Impact Investing Policy Statement: What is impact? What impact will you aim to have? How are you uniquely positioned to achieve it? How will you implement your strategy?

Finance and Wealth Management: Dive into financial planning and impact-aligned wealth management structures.

Impact Measurement and Management: Identify what data you’ll need and how you will acquire it to know you are having the impact you are aiming for. 

Impact Investing Technical Skills: Discover the technical knowledge required for impact investing, and dive deep into crucial topics areas.

Going Beyond: Plan how to use your skills, knowledge, and networks to have an impact beyond investing. 

Building Community: Solidify relationships with peers and renowned impact stakeholders as you integrate into the impact investing community. 

Being curious to learn is the best thing you can do. Because this field is new, we can be dramatic change agents crafting the direction impact investing or climate investing takes.

Cameron Tomkins-Bergh
Pilot Program 2021

The program modules are supported and deepened through optional activities including:

Alumni Program

  • Invitation to program partners events
  • In-person events/meetups
  • Working group support
  • Opportunities to mentor future participants

Personal Development

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