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Impact Investing for VCs

Akin LLP United Kingdom View on map
16 May 2024
CPD Hours
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Course overview

We are pleased to announce our NEW Impact Investing for VCs workshop.

This course is a deep dive into investing with impact in a VC setting. Delegates will learn how to embed impact into their fund thesis, use this to enhance fund returns and attract impact-minded LPs and founders. Hear from industry experts, including top-tier VCs and LPs investing in impact, on how to design impact theses, understand and assess impact risks and returns and synergies with commercial value, and measure and report on the impact you are achieving. This course is designed for VCs, from venture builders/accelerators through to the growth stage.

This course is held in collaboration with ImpactVC, find out more about them here.

View the course agenda

Key topics include
  • What is an impact thesis?
  • How can you design an impact thesis alongside an investment thesis?
  • How can you best assess impact risks and returns?
  • How can impact be a source of commercial value for you as a fund and for the ventures you invest in? Including how can you best attract impact-minded LPs and founders?
  • What does best in class impact measurement and reporting look like for ventures and VCs at different stages in the funding journey?

What will delegates take away?

After attending this course, you should be able to:

  • Embed impact into your fund’s thesis and processes, helping you to select the best businesses
  • Understand how to leverage impact as a competitive source of value, helping to power returns by better assessing impact companies
  • Attract top-tier founders based on your impact value add
  • Appeal to LPs who are increasingly looking for impact credentials

Course Director

Hayley Hand, Investment Director, Better Society Capital

Hayley Hand is an Investment Director at Better Society Capital, the UK’s leading social impact investor. At BSC, she leads the impact work within the VC portfolio – working to improve impact practice within venture managers and incorporate learnings on what works best in the VC setting. She has delivered training programmes on impact practice including as a faculty member and advisor for Impact VC. She is a contributor to the Impact VC founder and VC playbooks. She sits on the Impact Advisory Board for Wagestream and the steering group for the Fair by Design Campaign, focused on eliminating the poverty premium in the UK. Prior to BSC, Hayley was a Director at Parthenon-EY, leading CDD for PE clients, across B2B, consumer and education assets.


CPD accreditation

This course is CPD accredited by the CPD Certification Service for 6 hours. By attending this course, you will receive a digital certificate from Diplomasafe. This certificate allows you to share and save your new CPD accredited qualification on LinkedIn, adding instantly verifiable credentials and strengthening your professional profile.

Further information

Course frequency
1-2 times a year
Alternative date
TBC, 2024
Venture Capital Investment Managers
Group size
28 - 30 people

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