Oxford Impact Investing Programme
Impact investing will be a $500 billion market by 2025, with the potential to solve the world’s largest problems by generating both financial returns and innovations in education, affordable housing, alternative energy, clean water, healthcare, and more. But the biggest names in business and philanthropy are discovering that impact investing is a new world with few experienced guides, where traditional assumptions and practices can lead to failure or worse.
Blending instruction with case studies taught by protagonists, pfc and partners design
and lead the Impact Investing Programme at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. Through the program, more than 130 executives from the private, public, civil society, and philanthropic sectors from 20 countries have encountered cutting-edge theory and received practical coaching from industry pioneers and leading scholars in social entrepreneurship, finance, and social change. Participants return to their organizations with a toolbox of effective impact investing strategies that will help them minimize risk and maximize impact by putting stakeholders first.
Daniel Izzo, Vox Capital, Brazil Sam Nwanze, Heirs Holdings, Nigeria Debra Schwartz, John D. and Catherine T.
The programme gave me the inspiration
to start Indonesia's first social development
fund—a very tangible outcome.
— Veronica Colondam, Founder and CEO,
YCAB Foundation, Indonesia