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Oxford Impact Investing Programme

Welcome to the Oxford Impact Investing Programme

Our aim is to provide leaders from finance, social enterprises, NGOs and philanthropic foundations with the leadership capabilities and skills to develop investments to help long term complex social and environmental problems."

Gayle Peterson, Programme Director, Oxford Impact Investing Programme 


The impact investment community has experienced explosive growth. It is estimated that this emerging asset class could represent a global market of more than $500 billion in the next five to ten years.

Strategic investments are yielding significant environmental, financial, and social returns. The results are game-changing international innovations in education, affordable housing, healthcare, clean water, and alternative energy.

The Oxford Impact Investing Programme provides a unique opportunity to develop a deep and broad understanding of the sector. We debate workable solutions to complex endemic problems, discuss innovative impact investments from around the world, and develop impact measurement tools.   

Participants will become more informed, inspired, and equipped to make a positive contribution to community-based and international change. They will actively engage in lively debates of policy and strategy, theory and practice with seasoned Oxford faculty and peers from across sectors and the world.

Our focus is on developing the practical skills essential to yield maximum social, environmental, and financial results. The inaugural programme in 2013 attracted over 40 professionals from finance, foundations and social enterprises. Participants summarised the experience as “energising, affirming and challenging” and inspired to deliver strategies and projects with positive financial and social returns.

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Key information

Course length

5 days
Monday - Friday


27 - 31 March 2017


(accommodation not included)

A participant's view

"This is the only programme of its kind, it helps us position ourselves as leaders in the field"

Fumi Sugeno
Japan Research Institute

Podcast series

Explore our Global Insights in Impact Investing Webinar Series.