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Oxford Impact Investing Programme

Oxford Impact Investing Programme


Like all Oxford executive education, the Impact Investing Programme is based on discussion and debate. Real learning comes when participants ask questions and talk about how theory relates to (or contradicts) their own experiences. We run small and large group discussions and detailed investigation of real cases, facilitated by seasoned industry leaders with years of deal making experience.  

You will look critically at your own personal and organisational objectives and how they fit in the whole impact investing ecosystem, as well as examining your leadership style and its effectiveness in complex situations. Cases will highlight issues across sectors and regions with a common focus on making the deal.

W. K. Kellogg Foundation Mission Driven Investment programme

“What is needed to launch a Mission Driven Investment programme designed to improve the lives of vulnerable children while achieving a market-rate financial return and learning return on investment?  Food sector investments showcased.  

MacArthur Foundation PRI programme

“How can program-related investments solve the math problem to achieve sustainability and scale?” Highlighted investments in Energy, Housing, Arts and Culture, Population, and Land Conservation.

Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu Foundation’s Impact Investing programme

“How to launch impact investing throughout Africa centred on the principles of Africapitalism?”

Rod Schwartz, Hackney Community Transport

This case considers an innovative structured social finance deal that combined a conventional debt product with a 'social' loan. The case also explores how four different investors were brought into the deal and how it was ultimately structured.

Kieron Boyle, UK Cabinet Office

The Peterborough Pilot Social Impact Bond: this case is the first in the world to explore the Social Impact Bond model. It explores in the detail the first SIB based at Peterborough Prison, UK, and draws out lessons for SIBs as a new social finance contractual form globally.

A participant's view

"I have a much better set of tools with which to analyse the trends that are taking place."

John Harvey, Founding Director, Grantmakers Without Borders and Co-Founder, New England International Donors, USA