Activator Series

Impact Investing Education

The Activator Series is an impact investing education series that leverages our 10 years of experience supporting global impact investors. Our goal for the series is to give our members that are new to impact investing or investing in general the basic tools they need to start deploying their wealth in better alignment with their values.

The Activator Series consists of three courses:

  • Impact 101: Fundamentals We answer your questions on what impact investing is, the difference between impact investing and ESG, and how to pick an approach that works for you.
  • Impact 201: Impact Portfolio Construction: We provide the latest insights to help you build your impact portfolio across different asset classes and align with your values and financial targets.
  • Impact 301: Intermediate: We help you understand impact measurement and provide you with impact management tools that will help you deepen your impact.

The Activator Curriculum

Impact 101: FundamentalsImpact 201: Impact
Portfolio Construction
Impact 301: Intermediate
Impact Investing
Understanding Impact InvestingIntro to Portfolio ConstructionUnderstanding Impact Management
Impact Investing FrameworksUnderstanding Private Equity FundsIntegrating Philanthropy
The Impact Investing EcosystemUnderstanding Private Equity Direct Deals100% Approaches
Picking Your TeamUnderstanding Private DebtUnderstanding Emerging Markets
Picking Your ApproachUnderstanding Alternatives to Private Debt and EquityCrafting your Theory of Change
Incorporating EvidenceUnderstanding Public EquitiesReimagining Capitalism
Choosing SDGs, Impact Themes, Geographies and LensesUnderstanding Bonds/Public Debt
Foundations of Impact for FoundationsUnderstanding Real Estate
 An Overview of the Basics Phase of the Activator CurriculumUnderstanding Cash
Understanding Other Asset Classes

Accelerate Your Impact Investing Journey

  • Live Educational Modules: Interactive content webinars 
  • Exercises: Assignments, tools and resources included in monthly modules to help you apply the concepts to your own impact investing journey
  • 24/7 Access: Watch recorded webinars and access module learning guides and resources anytime
  • Glossary of Commonly Used (and often mis-used) Terms
  • Learning Guides: Modules include detailed guides to support your learning experience

Join an Activator Cohort

The Activator Cohort provides members with an intimate and supportive learning environment. It offers Toniic members the opportunity to take the content deeper and learn in a small group of like-minded peers with accountability and support. 

  • Gain a comprehensive and actionable understanding of impact investing in practice
  • Learn the basic vocabulary of impact investing and important frameworks to help you excel on your journey
  • Develop impact investing skills needed to start deploying a portfolio
  • Put learning into action, share your journey, gain support and develop accountability with other cohort members
  • Share practical pointers and resources, challenges and best practices  in a small cohort setting with your peers and like-minded individuals 
  • Enable tangible progress towards portfolio deployment
  • Connect to the larger Toniic community of experienced impact investors and expertise of the Toniic team

2021 Impact Investing Education Modules

DateImpact 101: Fundamentals 
JanuaryCohort Kickoff
FebruaryUnderstanding Impact Investing
MarchFrameworks for Impact Investing
AprilThe Impact Investing Ecosystem
MayPicking Your Team
JunePicking Your Approach
JulyIncorporating Evidence
SeptemberChoosing SDGs, Impact Themes, Geographies and Lenses
OctoberFoundations of Impact for Foundations
NovemberImpact Investing Fundamentals Overview
DecemberClosing Cohort Session: Next Steps
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DateImpact 201: Impact Portfolio Construction Cohort
JanuaryCohort Kickoff
FebruaryIntroduction to Impact in Portfolio Construction
MarchPrivate Equity Funds
AprilPrivate Equity Direct Deals
MayPrivate Debt
JuneSubstitutes for Private Debt & Equity
JulyPublic Equities
SeptemberBonds / Public Debt
OctoberReal Assets
DecemberPutting It All Together
DecemberCohort Closing Session: Next Steps
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