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Impact Investing

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Socially Responsible Investment and Corporate Social Responsibility have gained more attention in recent years. As more corporate and accounting scandals are exposed, calls for better corporate governance and responsible business practices also grow louder.

Investors have also become more educated and sophisticated, hence, there is increased demand for investments that reflect their values be it from a religious, moral, environmental or social standpoint.

When is it good business practice to invest for social good? What are the most innovative and effective business strategies for bringing about positive social impact?

By gaining an overview of the current landscape of impact investing in this training course, you will learn how you can play a role in the emerging sector. You will also have a deep understanding of the subject by analysing the range of investing and funding approaches used by impact investors.

You should register for this programme if

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You are seeking to understand the current sustainable investing landscape

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You are interested in integrating environmental considerations into investment decisions

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You serve in finance or investment functions and play a key role in the organisation's financial matters

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You are seeking a more practical understanding of how impact investing can strategically drive long-term business returns

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Introduction to ESG & Impact Investing

Section 1

Introduction to impact investing

  • What is ESG?
  • Why is it happening?
  • How far has it come?
  • What is the landscape?
  • How to get buy-in
Section 2

Screening process and value proposition

  • Getting insight into a company’s social and environmental performance
  • Can you achieve true insight on sustainability with present available data?
  • Various ESG frameworks
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) solutions
  • Effective screening process
  • Does ESG actually deliver increased returns and lower risks?
Section 3

Understanding carbon markets

  • What is carbon finance?
  • How will climate change impact the financial sector?
  • Will the carbon trading scheme work?
  • What is the status of the carbon market?
Section 4

Reporting

  • Uptake, business case, value added, practitioners’ issues and myths about reporting
  • Is it the solution for integrated reporting, and does it give insight into a company’s sustainability performance?
Section 5

ESG market

  • Public equity, private equity, community development and micro finance

Section 6

Sustainable auditing and assurance

  • How do auditors carry out audits?
  • Are they accurate?
  • Strengths and weaknesses
Section 7

Shareholder engagement vs divesting

  • Engaging with companies to change behaviour
  • Does it work?
  • Who are the actors?
  • When is success achieved?
Section 8

New standards and developments

  • What are the latest developments in the ESG landscape?
  • Can you actually capture sustainable performance?
Section 9

Supply chain

  • How to capture the ESG performance of supply chains?
Section 10

Personnel & diversity

  • The new buzzword – diversity of staff
  • Finding and keeping the best and the brightest
Section 11

Transparency & integrity

  • How does the new focus on wealth, tax, power and influence impact ESG?
Section 12

Future of ESG 2.0

  • Will it bring about social and environmental balance?
  • Examples of ESG 2.0 that generate returns

Anchored by a world class faculty

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Robert Rubinstein

Chairman and Founder, TBLI Group, Member of Advisory Council, Wealth and Society

Robert Rubinstein, chairman and founder of TBLI (Triple Bottom Line Investing) Group, has been instrumental in building the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and impact investing ecosystem, even before these terms were coined. He taught courses in sustainable finance at the Rotterdam School of Management from 2003-2006, and delivered numerous lectures at international business schools and universities throughout his career. TBLI is a leading global ESG/impact investing network that has been educating, advising and connecting investors for 25 years.

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Introduction to Impact Investing

US$ 625

  • 12 training videos
  • Online exercises and assignments graded by the trainer
  • Four Masterclasses in a year, on key topics around ESG and Impact Investing
  • Supporting reading material and regular updates on industry trends
  • Access to faculty members via group chats
  • Certificate of participation on successful completion of the programme

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