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Advancer: Impact Investing

Expand your knowledge of impact investing and gain insight into how to position your project when seeking out or evaluating impact investment opportunities with this short course.

$400inc GST
6 Weeks
100% online learning
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Expand your knowledge of impact investing and gain insight into how to position your project when seeking out or evaluating impact investment opportunities with this short course.

Outcomes & Pathways

What this course offers and how you will benefit

Impact investing is a rapidly evolving powerful funding model that supports business and project initiatives to grow and have a positive impact on people, place and planet. 

Through this 6 week advancer course, you will hear from seasoned impact investors who share their knowledge and experiences to help you to understand the role of impact investing within the wider funding ecosystem. These experts help to demystify some of the terminology and frameworks associated with impact investing, and share their top tips for seeking or evaluating impact investment. 

You will also explore case studies of organisations that have been funded through impact investment to understand the importance of knowing your purpose and mission to be able to define and measure impact for good. 

This short course is designed for anyone curious about the role of impact investing in the current and future funding landscape, as well as those that might be looking to pursue impact investment, either as an investor or business founder.

Develop an understanding of what impact investing is and how it has evolved as a funding methodology for positive change

Reflect on the importance of a clear purpose and mission for impact investing and begin to understand how impacts can be identified and measured

Identify opportunities where impact investment practices might align to your own project or business ideas


What you will learn on this short course

Understand the role of impact investing in generating positive change for sustainable futures

What is Impact Investing?

Unpack the language of Impact Investing and explore frameworks used to structure practices for investors and those seeking funding.

Trends and Insights

Discover key trends and insights from the Impact Investing world both globally and locally here in New Zealand

Vision, Purpose and Impact

Explore the importance of having a strong vision and purpose to enable measurement of impact - socially, economically and environmentally.

The Future

Through a range of case studies, extend your understanding of the role that Impact Investing is playing to address significant global challenges.


What you need to know

Our Advancer courses are perfect if you’ve got a need to know, now. Develop knowledge and practical skills that you can use straight away. You will join an online community of like minded learners and access monthly industry-led workshops and events. 

Advancer courses are delivered entirely online through articles, videos and case studies, you learn at your own pace. You can start at any time, but you need to complete the course within 8 weeks from the time you begin. There is approximately 6-8 hours of content to explore per week.

Once you have completed an Advancer course, you will be able to download a Digital Badge that you can share to demonstrate your achievement, as well as a Key Resources overview where we have captured some of the key links and details from the course. You won’t be able to access the content of the Advancer course after 8 weeks from the date you started.

Advancer short courses are NZ$400 (incl. GST. Payment will be made during the application process.

No, credits are not awarded for completion of the academyEX Sampler and Advancer courses as these are not accredited by NZQA. The Sampler and Advancer courses provide introductions, and you can build on your knowledge and skills through further study in our accredited programmes.

Yes, the content in the Advancer courses is a subset of the content delivered in our micro-credentials. Joining an intake for the micro-credential gives you an opportunity to further build on the knowledge and skills you have developed in the Advancer course, and apply your learning through the assessments and receive feedback from peers and facilitators. 

Certification Fee: To upgrade an Advancer course to earn micro-credential certification, a fee of NZD$150 must be paid.