Impact Measurement and Management

University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

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University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business


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Who should attend

  • A finance or development finance professional
  • A funder
  • A lawyer
  • A wealth manager
  • A consultant
  • An intermediary

About the course

Learn how to measure, manage and optimise an impact investment fund

Understand how to generate and use the data you need

Impact Measurement and Management is a specialised four-day course, offered by the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the UCT GSB. Impact funds – and those who invest in them – target specific impact and financial returns, so knowing how to generate and use impact data is vital to advance the intended social, environmental and financial outcomes of these investments. This engaging and practical course provides investors, finance professionals, lawyers and consultants with a detailed understanding of the critical facets of impact measurement and management needed to optimise impact investing.

Learn from the best in the field

Impact measurement and management is a cornerstone of impact investing. In practice, generating, capturing and using the correct data to measure and manage impact is often challenging, given the plethora of approaches, frameworks and tools available – and the challenges of time, cost and capacity.

The Impact Measurement and Management course addresses these challenges by providing a detailed overview of the key stages and decisions of developing an impact thesis, measurement approach and management strategy for an impact investment fund. It is the only one of its kind in South Africa. Taught by global experts and practitioners in the field, participants will engage with real-world case studies, gain practical tools for measuring and managing impact and explore topics including impact due diligence, indicator selection, portfolio-level approaches and impact reporting.

What Will I Gain from This Course?

Delegates on the Impact Measurement and Management course will gain:

  • A sophisticated understanding of the impact investment ecosystem, globally
  • Insight into how to develop an impact measurement strategy for an impact investing portfolio
  • Exposure to established and emerging impact measurement approaches, standards, frameworks, and tools
  • Practical skills in integrating impact across the impact investment lifecycle (e.g. impact due diligence)
  • Exposure to global and African best practices of designing and implementing impact measurement strategies
  • An understanding of the opportunities in emerging technologies (AI, Blockchain, remote sensing, IoT) for impact measurement

What Does the Course Focus on?

This interactive four-day course offers a rich learning experience that blends theory and practice, featuring leading experts and practitioners in the field.

Day 1: Impact measurement ecosystem and impact thesis

Develop a sophisticated understanding of the impact measurement ecosystem, and how to develop an impact thesis / theory of change.

Day 2: Designing an impact measurement approach

Learn best practices and tools for building an impact measurement approach, including impact due diligence and indicator selection.

Day 3: Managing for impact

How to navigate and address the various challenges and opportunities for impact management across transactions and portfolios.

Day 4: Innovative financing and emerging technologies for impact (Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning)

Learn about what is next in the world of impact investing and technology.


Karim Harji

Karim has over a decade of international experience in impact measurement and evaluation, particularly for impact investing, social finance, and social enterprise. He was the Co-Chair of the Impact Measurement Task Force convened by the Government of Ontario, and the Canadian representative on th...

Andia Chakava

Andia Laura Chakava is currently an independent investment professional with over 15 years experience in fund management. Is passionate about facilitating both foreign and intra Africa investment in the continent, increasing financial literacy through investor education and promoting gender lens ...

Natasha Dinham

Natasha’s work in innovative finance has focused on impact monetization and the use of grant funding to catalyse private sector investment for impact. Before joining the Bertha Centre she worked for the Dutch development bank (FMO), where she designed, funded, and monitored projects with a high s...

Jon Duncan

MSc: Environmental Science Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership Jon Duncan leads the Responsible Investment Programme at Old Mutual. The Programme is focused on driving the systematic integration of material environmental, social and corporate governance (ES...

Heather Jackson

Mission: Realising the power of tri-sector solutions - aligning interests between business, government and society to develop world class investment solutions. Heather has almost 25 years of capital market experience. She qualified as an economist at UCT in 1991 where she was recruited by the l...

Kanini Mutooni

Kanini Mutooni, is a UK Chartered accountant and has worked at Director and board level positions at Merrill Lynch Bank of America, KPMG, Ernst and Young and Kleinwort Benson Bank over the past 15 years in Wealth Management and Investment Banking across 3 continents. Her core experience covers se...

Aunnie Patton Power

Aunnie Patton Power is the founder of Intelligent Impact, a technology for social impact advisory firm. She is also a university lecturer on innovative finance, impact investing and technology for impact. At Saïd Business School, she is an entrepreneur in residence at the Skoll Centre for Soci...

Mark van Wyk

Mark has specialised for over 17 years to become one of the leaders in providing institutional impact investments within Southern Africa. He was instrumental in developing Mergence as a pioneer impact investor when he joined in 2011. As portfolio manager of the Mergence Infrastructure & Devel...

Tracey Davies

Tracey is executive director of Just Share. Previously she ran the Centre for Environmental Rights’ Corporate Accountability and Transparency Programme, pioneering new methods of analysing the narrative and financial disclosures of listed companies to expose environmental non-compliance, raise in...

Hamdiya Ismala

Hamdiya is currently the General Manager of Venture Capital Trust Fund (VCTF), where she oversees the Investments and general operations of the Trust. Hamdiya has over 18 years' experience in SME Finance and Investment and over 10 years’ experience in Venture Capital /Private Equity (VC/PE) Fund...

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