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To address global poverty - do we really not have enough resources or do we not have the right tools to allocate our resources? The tools of finance, when applied correctly, can be an enabler of social and environmental outcomes. This course is designed to give you the ability to build innovative financing strategies that work towards outcomes such as financial inclusion, access to energy and access to education. The innovative finance process has five key components. It starts with identifying the outcomes you are looking to achieve and next moves on to due diligencing your issue area using techniques like design thinking to make sure you are designing with the end user. Next you must map all of the resources available for your outcome and then discover opportunities to augment these through business model innovation, multi-stakeholder partnerships and innovative financial structures. Finally, the last step is to put all of these pieces together to design an innovating financing strategy. Each week dives into a component of the process using examples and real case studies from social entrepreneurs, non-profits, development funders, impact investors, governments, foundations and more. Over five weeks you’ll learn about new types of revenue creation, financing approaches, business models and partnerships. By the end of the course, you’ll have the ability to hack finance for social change. Watch the course trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSMUoCJgqkw...
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Week
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3 ч. на завершение

Choosing Your Issue Area

Welcome to week 1 of Innovative Finance. We are going to define what innovative finance is and why we need to innovative around financing for social impact. The seven themes of impact we use are housing, health, education, financial inclusion, agriculture, energy, and water, sanitation and hygiene. You will be introduced to case studies: a social enterprise, impact investor, foundation, non-profit and government who are each building innovative financing strategies. You will understand why these organisations were created and the issue areas they have chosen. At this point you’ll need to start thinking about which of these areas resonates to an issue area you want to address. This is the first building block in guiding you to create an innovative financing strategy. ...
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13 видео (всего 48 мин.), 3 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 4 тестов
Video13 видео
Course Introduction6мин
Why We Innovate8мин
Themes of Impact: Access to Housing2мин
Themes of Impact: Financial Inclusion2мин
Themes of Impact: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene2мин
Themes of Impact: Access to Healthcare1мин
Themes of Impact: Access to Clean and Safe Energy2мин
Themes of Impact: Access to Education2мин
Themes of Impact: Agriculture2мин
Case Studies: Introducing the Innovators3мин
Case Studies: Choosing an Issue Area9мин
Thinking about Your Issue Areaмин
Reading3 материала для самостоятельного изучения
How This Course Works10мин
What to Expect: Week 15мин
Week 1 Recommended Resources10мин
Quiz4 практического упражнения
Financial Readiness Quiz18мин
Themes of Impact Practice Quiz16мин
Choosing an Issue Area Practice Quiz10мин
Week 1 Graded Quiz30мин
Week
2
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4 ч. на завершение

Understanding Challenges and Roadblocks

This week we are going to look at how you assess the needs, challenges and roadblocks in your issue area. You’ll be introduced to Due Diligence, an essential process that needs to be undertaken to map the problem and solutions landscape of an issue area. Following this, we cover design thinking - a useful tool that can be used when conducting due diligence. It emphasizes the importance of understanding the user perspective when mapping problems and potential solutions. Once we’ve understood the concepts, our case studies explain their approaches to due diligence and impact measurement. For this week’s assignment, you’ll need to pick your issue area and outcome metrics as well as design an engagement plan. ...
Reading
7 видео (всего 45 мин.), 4 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 3 тестов
Video7 видео
Due Diligence in Your Issue Area8мин
Using Due Diligence for Design Thinking7мин
What is Impact?7мин
Applying Impact Measurement: Theory of Change4мин
Case Studies: Understanding Challenges11мин
Engaging With Your Issue Area4мин
Reading4 материала для самостоятельного изучения
What to Expect: Week 25мин
Design Thinking10мин
Vroom case study10мин
Week 2 Recommended Resources10мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Due Diligence and Design Thinking Practice Quiz14мин
Impact Measurement - Practice Quiz14мин
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Identifying Resources

Congratulations on reaching week 3! This week we are going to focus on the resources you have to achieve the outcomes in your issue area. The primary goal of this week is to get you to think creatively about your assets, revenue streams and funding sources. We are going to start with how you create revenue from assets that you have already identified and work that you (or others) are already doing. Then we are going to look at the different types of funders you should think about engaging with around resourcing. We will also look at websites to find information about these funders. We will spend a bit of time speaking about a specific type of contract called an outcomes-based contract, which can be an effective tool to create revenue streams from a third party payer. Finally, our cases are going to speak about how they identified resources to address their issue area and work towards their outcomes. You’ll hear the case participants reference the different types of funders that we discuss as well as the opportunity to use an outcomes-based contract. The assignments this week include a graded quiz and creating a resource map. Let’s get going! ...
Reading
8 видео (всего 43 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 4 тестов
Video8 видео
Recognising Value3мин
Revenue Streams and Monetising Assets7мин
Types of Funders6мин
Identifying Impact Funders2мин
Outcomes-Based Financing6мин
Case Studies: Identifying Resources12мин
Thinking About Resources3мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
What to Expect: Week 310мин
Week 3 Recommended Readings10мин
Quiz3 практического упражнения
Practice Quiz - Identifying Revenue Streams8мин
Practice Quiz - Identifying Funders10мин
Week 3 Graded Quiz20мин
Week
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4 ч. на завершение

Discovering Opportunities

So now that you’ve had engaged with resources, let’s consider the opportunities and risks that you may face when dealing with your issue area. First, you’ll learn how to look for specific types of opportunities outside of your issue area. We’ll draw on the best practices of other sectors or geographies to create new approaches to achieving your outcomes. We’ll then dive into the darker side - the risks that you’ll need to understand and address with your innovative financing strategy. For your assignment, you’ll need to identify the risks and opportunities associated with your issue area. ...
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12 видео (всего 56 мин.), 3 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 4 тестов
Video12 видео
Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships4мин
Business Model Innovation6мин
Risk, Return and Impact4мин
Real vs Perceived Risk3мин
Impact Risk3мин
Early Stage Risk and Scalability5мин
Manager Risk2мин
Liquidity and Exit Risk4мин
Social Impact Insurance2мин
Case Studies: Discovering Opportuntities14мин
Identifying Opportunities2мин
Reading3 материала для самостоятельного изучения
What to Expect: Week 410мин
Summary of Risk and Funding Structures10мин
Week 4 Recommended Readings10мин
Quiz3 практического упражнения
Practice Quiz - Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships8мин
Practice Quiz - Risks12мин
Practice Quiz - Case Studies10мин
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автор: MBJan 9th 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed it, great content and graphics. Thank you for sharing the the knowledge and insight

автор: SSJan 13th 2018

Well produced content and interesting cases. I would definitely recommend this course to others.

Преподавателя

Aunnie Patton Power

Innovative Finance Lead
Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Tsakane Ngoepe

Investment Analyst
AHL Venture Partners

О University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town is the oldest university in South Africa and is one of the leading research universities on the African continent. UCT has over 25 000 students, of whom 30% are postgraduate students. We offer degrees in six faculties: Commerce, Engineering & the Built Environment, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, and Science. We pride ourself on our diverse student body, which reflects the many cultures and backgrounds of the region. We welcome international students and are currently home to thousands of international students from over 100 countries. UCT has a tradition of academic excellence that is respected world-wide and is privileged to have more than 30 A-rated researchers on our staff, all of whom are recognised as world leaders in their field. Our aim is to ensure that our research contributes to the public good through sharing knowledge for the benefit of society. Past students include five Nobel Laureates – Max Theiler, Alan Cormack, Sir Aaron Klug, Ralph Bunche and, most recently, J M Coetzee....

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