How to be an Effective Impact Investor I: Contextualizing & Strategizing Your Investment​

About this Course

Interested in entering the field of impact investing, but not sure where to start? Learn the fundamentals from industry practitioner Bennett Wong. 

Before making an investment, you need to understand the larger system you’re hoping to impact and what role your investment will play in that. 

This course is Part 1 of a two-part series that guides new impact investors through the impact investing process.


Learning Outcomes

  • Gain fundamental knowledge to power your current or future work in impact investing 
  • Learn how to map the ecosystem of an impact sector
  • Master the tools of strategy for picking a specific company or initiative to fund


  • Module 1: Understanding the Supply and Demand of Capital
  • Module 2: Supply-side Stakeholders
  • Module 3: Intermediary Stakeholders
  • Module 4: Demand-side Stakeholders
  • Module 5: The Impact Investing Stakeholder Triad

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. 

To see our courses organized by topics, you can use the search and filter options in the Course Catalog page, or Explore Courses dropdown menu. Each course has a short description and summary of the learning objectives to provide visibility into the main topics and themes.

However, we are always striving to meet the needs of impact professionals, so if you have an idea for a topic you want to share with us, we encourage you to reach out at!

Yes! We have created customized trainings for a wide array of organizations, tailoring the content and instructors to each organization’s region, unique  challenges, and opportunities. To inquire more about corporate trainings with the IIX Institute, please send us an email at with the subject “Inquiry: Corporate Training”.