Building Effective Cross-Sector Collaboration: Public, Private, & Civil Society​

About this Course

You know the saying, “it takes a village”? The same can be said for sustainable development. In order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), people must collaborate across the whole spectrum of public sector (governments), private sector (companies), and civil society (non-profits & multilaterals). In this course, you will learn to identify the key stakeholder groups and their role in catalyzing the sustainable investing movement to achieve the SDGs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the functions of public, private, and civil society sectors in sustainable development 
  • Learn about challenges and roadblocks in collaboration to date
  • Gain strategies for effectively building bridges between these groups to effect system-wide change


  • Module 1: The Role of Public, Private, Civil Society
  • Module 2: Mapping the Gaps in the Ecosystem
  • Module 3: Partnerships in Action

IIX Impact Institute Certificate

Achieve a passing grade of 70% or higher on the final exams to earn your e-certificate for completing the course. Share your accomplishment with your network!

Frequently Asked Questions

You will have 90-days of access to each course. All of our courses are self-paced. Within the 90-day period, you have full control over how quickly you want to learn or how many times you want to revisit a certain lecture or reading, even after completing all modules. 

Upon completing all modules (clicking “Mark Complete” after every module), you must complete the final quiz with a minimum score of 70% to earn a digital credential from IIX Institute. Once these conditions are met, our team will send you instructions to access your digital credential to your IIX Institute registered e-mail.

No. Your 90-day access includes the chance to retake your final quiz as many times as you need within that period. You do not have to repurchase the course or start the materials all over again!

Regardless of your current profession or experience in the impact space, you will always have a seat in the IIX Institute classroom. We encourage learners new to the field to start with courses listed under our “For Beginners” learning path. 

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