Core Subject : Sustainable Leadership

Difficulty : Foundational

Length : Approximately 1 hours

Structure :

  • Self-guided course
  • Readings

Course Access Period : 90 days

Price : FREE

Group rates available. Contact : for more info.


As the sustainable finance market matures and impact-driven business models become more mainstream, there is a need for more intrapreneurs who are ready to lead with purpose and defiant optimism to build a more sustainable future. In this course, you will learn about the conditions necessary to be a truly successful intrapreneur.

Learning Objectives 

  • Build familiarity with ikigai, the Japanese concept for our ‘reason for being’
  • Discover what it means to develop a sense of purpose and meaning to your work
  • Gain insights into the key characteristics of a real changemaker and explore how you can scale your impact

Who Should Enroll ?

  • Early- to mid- career professionals who hope to elevate their productivity and make their work more meaningful
  • Consultants who are looking to take on more proactive roles in their approaches to create lasting change
  • Financial and corporate professionals who are determined to find purpose and drive progress through their everyday work

Key Benefits

Renowned Instructors

Learn from the most recognized innovators in the space

Immediate Applicability

Jumpstart your career in sustainability and discover new answers to old problems

Online, Self-Guided Course

Learn anytime, anywhere with unimitated access for 90 days

IIX Institute digital credential

Earn a verified digital credential from the IIX Institute that can be used as evidence of knowledge acquired


Professor Durreen Shahnaz

CEO and Founder, Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)

Prof. Durreen Shahnaz is a global leader of social impact and impact investing. Born in Bangladesh, Prof. Shahnaz has built an international track record as a social entrepreneur, banker, media executive, and academic at institutions, including Morgan Stanley (New York), Grameen Bank (Bangladesh), Hearst Magazines International (New York) and the National University of Singapore.

She is the recipient of the 2017 Oslo Business for Peace Award, often referred to as the ‘Nobel Prize for Business’, amongst numerous other awards.

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