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An introduction into systems change in investing for impact: why we need it, what it is and how to get started!


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An introduction into systems change in investing for impact: why we need it, what it is and how to get started!

Presented by Anna Birney, Director of Learning and Community & School of System Change, Forum for the Future UK

Hosted by Anja-N. König, EVPA

Investors for impact increasingly engage in systems practices to better understand the underlying causes to social and environmental problems and to identify high leverage solutions to advance positive systems change.

EVPA is organising an exclusive webinar on system change on 11 March, 13.00 CET. The objective is to introduce participants to what system change means and why it is critical for funding and investing in the most critical sustainability challenges of our times. Participants will learn about tangible system change tools and examples from leaders in the EVPA community and beyond. It will help participants think about the role of investing for impact community in driving systemic change as well as their personal and professional role as a system changer. Participants will then be able to identify a next step to take on their system change journey.

Draft Agenda:

  • 13:00 - 13.05 Introduction - Anja König, EVPA
  • 13:05 - 13.35 Understanding system change mindset, processes and tools
  • 13.35 - 13:45 The role of investors for impact in driving systems change
  • 13:45 - 13:55 Case study by EVPA member (TBC)
  • 14.00 - 14.25 Share with your peers
  • 14.25 -14.30 Next steps and wrap up – Anja König, EVPA


Forum for the Future is a leading international non-profit working with business, government and civil society to solve complex sustainability challenges (https://www.forumforthefuture.org/). Dr Anna Birney leads Forum for the Future’s work that seeks to cultivate, equip and connect a growing number of individuals to deliver system change and the Forum´s school of system change. She also coaches on a wide number of projects and initiatives across sectors and systems. She is also the author of Cultivating System Change: A practitioners companion which is based on her PhD.

You can download slides here and watch the webinar recording below.


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