Enabling investors and entrepreneurs to act for impact


Social Finance Academy

The Social Finance Academy is a one-stop-shop for knowledge & tools about Impact Investing, Innovative & Blended Finance as well as Social Enterprise Financing. It effectively combines practice-driven, open and free online education with personal on-site trainings.

The Academy’s mission is to educate impact investors, social entrepreneurs and public & philanthropic funders to successfully attract and deploy capital for scaling positive impact. Practical knowledge addresses relevant topics such as investment readiness, innovative financing or investor practices in generating financial and social returns. This enables investors, funders and entrepreneurs to reach common ground and to finally speak the same language.

The Social Finance Academy works in partnerships with Impact Hub, Ashoka, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the University of Zurich and top impact investor networks. It is being incubated by Roots of Impact and will be spun out as an independent organisation as a next step.

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Want a quick read about what makes the Social Finance Academy special? Here are two articles on Next Billion (English) and tbd* (German).