Please note that the Impact Investing in Africa and the Impact Measurement and Management course is being offered as a combined online course. Please click here to view the online course.


Please Note: As a result of the outbreak of COVID-19 course dates and planned formats may change at short notice. 


Learn how to measure, manage and optimise an impact investment fund

Understand how to generate and use the data you need

Impact Measurement and Management is a specialised four-day course, offered by the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UCT GSB. Impact funds – and those who invest in them – target specific impact and financial returns, so knowing how to generate and use impact data is vital to advance the intended social, environmental and financial outcomes of these investments. This engaging and practical course provides investors, finance professionals, lawyers and consultants with a detailed understanding of the critical facets of impact measurement and management needed to optimise impact investing. 

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COURSE DATES

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TUITION FEE

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Bulk discounts and early bird specials available

LEARN FROM THE BEST IN THE FIELD

Impact measurement and management is a cornerstone of impact investing. In practice, generating, capturing and using the correct data to measure and manage impact is often challenging, given the plethora of approaches, frameworks and tools available – and the challenges of time, cost and capacity. 

The Impact Measurement and Management course addresses these challenges by providing a detailed overview of the key stages and decisions of developing an impact thesis, measurement approach and management strategy for an impact investment fund. It is the only one of its kind in South Africa. Taught by global experts and practitioners in the field, participants will engage with real-world case studies, gain practical tools for measuring and managing impact and explore topics including impact due diligence, indicator selection, portfolio-level approaches and impact reporting.

Please note that the Impact Investing in Africa and the Impact Measurement and Management course is being offered as a combined online course. 

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Please note that the Impact Investing in Africa and the Impact Measurement and Management course is being offered as a combined online course. Please click here to view the online course.

If you’d like more information or if you have any further questions, please click here. You will receive an email with our course brochure along with a link to apply to this course.


You will benefit highly from this course if you are:

  • A finance or development finance professional
  • A funder
  • A lawyer
  • A wealth manager
  • A consultant
  • An intermediary

Our course alumni include delegates from the following organisations:

  • Development Bank of Southern Africa
  • Tshikululu Social Investments
  • Ibis Consulting
  • UNDP
  • Kiva
  • 360 Impact
  • UFF

Delegates on the Impact Measurement and Management course will gain:

  • A sophisticated understanding of the impact investment ecosystem, globally
  • Insight into how to develop an impact measurement strategy for an impact investing portfolio
  • Exposure to established and emerging impact measurement approaches, standards, frameworks, and tools
  • Practical skills in integrating impact across the impact investment lifecycle (e.g. impact due diligence)
  • Exposure to global and African best practices of designing and implementing impact measurement strategies
  • An understanding of the opportunities in emerging technologies (AI, Blockchain, remote sensing, IoT) for impact measurement

This interactive four-day course offers a rich learning experience that blends theory and practice, featuring leading experts and practitioners in the field.

Day 1: Impact measurement ecosystem and impact thesis

Develop a sophisticated understanding of the impact measurement ecosystem, and how to develop an impact thesis / theory of change.

Day 2: Designing an impact measurement approach

Learn best practices and tools for building an impact measurement approach, including impact due diligence and indicator selection.

Day 3: Managing for impact

How to navigate and address the various challenges and opportunities for impact management across transactions and portfolios.

Day 4: Innovative financing and emerging technologies for impact (Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning)

Learn about what is next in the world of impact investing and technology.

Students need to arrange their own accommodation.

In Cape Town, accommodation is offered in the Breakwater Lodge, on the UCT GSB campus, at special rates. 

MEET THE FACULTY
AUNNIE PATTON POWER
Course Convenor

Aunnie Patton Power is the founder of Intelligent Impact, an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, an Associate Fellow at the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School, a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics’ Marshall Institute and an advisor to the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Cape Town's (UCT) Graduate School of Business.

A reformed M&A investment banker, she began her impact career in 2010 with Unitus Capital in Bangalore and has since worked with start-ups, intermediaries, funds, family offices, foundations, corporates and governments across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. 

NATASHA DINHAM

Natasha’s work in innovative finance has focused on impact monetization and the use of grant funding to catalyse private sector investment for impact. Before joining the Bertha Centre she worked for the Dutch development bank (FMO), where she designed, funded, and monitored projects with a high social, economic, and environmental impact. She sat on the technical assistance advisory committee of two international impact investing funds focusing on micro and small business finance. Natasha’s portfolio included innovative incubation for SMEs, green bonds, and access to finance for under-served groups such as women, youth, and refugees. Natasha has experience in consulting, collaborating with public, private, and donor-sector clients on a range of issues including fund and foundation design, job creation, and youth unemployment. 

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CUSTOMISE THIS COURSE FOR YOUR TEAM

The Impact Measurement and Management course can be customised to suit your organisation’s learning and development needs and can be delivered anywhere in the world, wherever it is convenient.

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