Mission Investors Exchange’s 15th Mission Investing Institute at The California Endowment’s Center for Healthy Communities in Oakland, California, featured 2 ½ days of member-led sessions bringing together approximately 40 staff members from foundations or other asset owners across the country. This intensive training experience was designed to help philanthropic professionals (whether they are part of a well-established impact investing program or developing one from scratch) gain exposure to approaches that could help them get started in impact investing and/or advance their practice. Through interactive exercises in small-group settings, participants heard from their peers in philanthropy, built relationships with fellow professionals, and learned from seasoned investors in the field.
What Did Participants Walk Away With?
A clear understanding of the impact investing landscape, including commonly used tools and terms
Strategies on how to manage and measure impact
Concrete examples of structuring, sourcing, diligence, and how organizations are incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion goals into investments
New connections and networks to support the development of their impact investing programs
Who Was the Institute Designed For?
MIE Institutes are designed for staff members from foundations, family offices, or other philanthropic asset owners who are new to impact investing—whether they’re creating a program for a foundation getting started in impact investing or entering an established program.
Questions or Interested in Attending a Future Institute?
MIE Institutes take place at least once a year depending on interest from the community. We are already planning for 2019: if you are interested in attending, please contact Anjana Agarwal! If you are not sure whether the Institute is appropriate for you, please let us know so we can address your questions.