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The Online Fundamental Training on Venture Philanthropy and Impact Investing


The Online Fundamental Training on Venture Philanthropy and Impact Investing

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Are you new in the sector of venture philanthropy and impact investing (VP/II)? Then this is the right course for you to deepen your knowledge and grow your network!

Join us and explore how investors for impact use the venture philanthropy approach throughout their investment process. This online course is specifically designed to offer participants who are new to the sector with the fundamental toolkit to practice venture philanthropy and impact investing. As a participant, you will:

  • learn the basic concepts and practical tools of venture philanthropy and impact investing
  • acquire the knowledge to develop an impact-centric funding strategy
  • understand the entire investment process, including techniques used for due diligence, closing and structuring of deals, governance aspects of a venture philanthropy organisation, how to manage an impactful exit and portfolio management
  • discover real-life case studies from experienced investors for impact from all over Europe
  • learn how to build your own theory of change as an investor for impact.

Course structure

The online course is co-designed by EVPA and ESADE Business School and it combines an online self-learning period through EVPA's e-learning platform for 15 days 15 days prior to two intensive online live sessions with leading professors and practitioners. You will gain access to EVPA's Learning Management System (LMS) for this course. The LMS will support participants by providing readings and assignments to prepare the course and make the most of the live sessions. Two live sessions (from 9.00 to 12.00 and then from 14.00 to 17.00) will take place on 17 and 24 November 2020. The EVPA Training Academy and ESADE Business School have developed the most interactive and engaging online training, so you can get the most out of this learning experience. After the training you will have the chance to work on your own action plan to develop or revise your impact strategy and you will receive a feedback at the end of the programme as well as a certificate issued by ESADE Business School and EVPA.

Who should attend

The training is designed for practitioners with no or little experience in the VP/II field. It targets professionals from all type of capital providers as impact investing funds and foundations, financial institutions, incubators, accelerators, and corporate social investors with an interest in developing an impact-centric funding approach.


EVPA is happy to offer all participants a 50% discount on the original training fee since the course has been converted into an online training.

Places are limited and EVPA members have priority access to the courses and pay 50% of the regular fee.

New reduced prices for the online training:

  • Member fee: 600€ (instead of 1.200€)
  • Non-member fee: 1.200€ (instead of 2.400€)

    Registrations and deadlines

    • Registrations: deadline 25/10/2020. You can register here. Places are limited, so be sure to book your place as soon as possible.
    • Scholarships: deadline 21/10/2020. Some 50% scholarships are available for EVPA members who cannot afford the course fee. Please find all the information on how to apply here.

    More information

    Find more information on EVPA and ESADE.

    Should you have further inquiries, please send an email to trainingacademy@evpa.eu.com

    Download the cancellation policy here.

    Meet the speakers

    Dr. Lisa Hehenberger

    Dr. Lisa Hehenberger - ESADE

    Dr. Lisa Hehenberger is a lecturer in Strategy and General Management at ESADE. She is a renowned expert on venture philanthropy and social impact investment.

    Fabio Segura

    Fabio Segura - Jacobs Foundation

    Fabio Segura is Co-CEO at Jacobs Foundation (JF) where he shares the responsibility for the overall success of the organization, while leading the development and execution of its 2030 strategy. From 2015 to 2019 he was Head of International Programs, where he was responsible for the strategic, financial, and operative direction of programs across Africa and Latin America.

    Vincent Fauvet

    Vincent Fauvet - Investir &+

    Vincent is the Executive Chairman at Investir&+

    Ane de Ariño

    Ane de Ariño - Repsol Impacto Social

    Experienced professional in the oil, gas & electricity industry. Skilled in Strategic Planning, Business Development, controlling and commercial management. Strong professional graduated from IESE Business School – University of Navarra. Now working in impact investment.

    Xavier Pont Martin

    Xavier Pont Martin - Ship2B Ventures

    Xavier is the Co-Founder of Ship2B Foundation which is a start-up which wants to promote social entrepreneurship and impact investment in Spain.

    Sara Seganti

    Sara Seganti - EVPA

    Sara is EVPA's Training Manager. She joined EVPA in 2017 to structure and to further develop the Training Academy activities, after more than ten years working as a project and impact manager and as a trainer in the social impact field.

    Florian Tuder

    Florian Tuder - EVPA

    Florian joined EVPA in March 2020 as Training Academy Coordinator. He previously worked as project and training manager in Brussels for a European federation of social & health care service providers, and before that as programme manager for a foundation in Vienna in the field of intercultural dialogue.

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