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Innovative Finance: Hacking finance to change the world , University of Cape Town

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About this Course

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...

Top reviews

By KL

Oct 18, 2018

I loved this course! I learned so much about innovative financing and strategy formation around social entrepreneurship.

By MB

Jan 09, 2018

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

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12 Reviews

By Tammy Darmel Moore

Dec 11, 2018

Thanks for another great course!

By Kelsey Lawler

Oct 18, 2018

I loved this course! I learned so much about innovative financing and strategy formation around social entrepreneurship.

By Nada Hamed Eid

Aug 26, 2018

It was great course full of new topics and engaging with real cases wa

By Ashok Rao

Jul 26, 2018

A well-packed course delivering essential knowledge of unique financing options for social projects.

By Andrew Kalioka Kabaghe

Jun 08, 2018

Wonderful insights!!

By Alphonso Slinger

Jun 05, 2018

Excellent! Quite an eye opener.

By Guillaume Gevrey

May 29, 2018

Great course. The case studies are really good and the step by step design application process is really effective. I now have a something to work with before approaching the government of Maharashtra.

By Kevin Power

Mar 26, 2018

Really enjoyed the course, very interesting content and very practical and relevant. Made it easier to understand the concepts with the constant real life case studies and constantly being showed how they can be applied in real situations in an array of different areas.

Lecturers are really easy to understand and very good.

Overall really happy to have signed up and done the course, will certainly look for more courses offered by the same University/Team in the future.

By Pat

Jan 22, 2018

An excellent course to get you started in funding of social initiatives! Due to the project-based learning it is suited for learners of all levels and backgrounds - I can reassure the course will naturally draw your interest, which makes it a really light and unique learning experience.

By Samuel

Jan 13, 2018

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