The Activator Series includes:

  • Fundamentals of Impact Investing
  • Impact Portfolio Construction 
  • Intermediate Impact Investing

The Activator Program is designed to strengthen your skills as an impact investor

Our industry-leading impact education curriculum provides a systematic, deep-dive of the fundamentals, frameworks and best practices in impact investing. 

The Activator Program consists of monthly webinars, learning exercises, course guides, on-demand educational courses and resources with optional Activator Learning Labs for those who choose to deepen their learning journey.

The Activator Series is a curriculum consisting of three courses:

  • Series One: Fundamentals of Impact Investing This course provides an educational experience that lays the foundation for impact investing including the vocabulary, frameworks and investor styles needed to navigate the impact ecosystem, plus how to pick an approach, form a team, choose themes and how to incorporate evidence.
  • Series Two: Introduction to Impact Portfolio Construction This course provides an overview of both the traditional asset class allocation approach and “impact first” approaches to impact investing. Each asset class is covered in-depth to provide the knowledge you need to build a comprehensive impact portfolio.
  • Series Three: Intermediate Impact Investing This course will help you deepen your approach to impact investing including measurement and management tools, crafting your theory of change, 100% approaches, and reimagining capitalism.

The Activator Curriculum


Series One: Fundamentals of Impact Investing

  • Understanding Impact Investing
  • Impact Investing Frameworks
  • Forming Your Team
  • Picking Your Approach
  • Incorporating Evidence
  • Choosing Focus Areas
  • Foundations and Impact Investing
  • Fundamentals Overview

Series Two: Introduction to Impact Portfolio Construction

  • Introduction to Impact Portfolio Construction
  • Cash and Banking
  • Public Equities
  • Private Equity Direct Deals
  • Private Debt
  • Private Equity Funds
  • Substitutes for Private Debt, Equity and Blended Finance
  • Real Assets
  • Putting it All Together

Series Three: Intermediate Impact Investing

A Collection of sessions on the following topics that take you deeper after learning Fundamentals and the basics of Impact Portfolio Construction

  • Impact Metrics and Management
  • Catalytic Capital
  • Integrating Philanthropy with Impact Investing
  • Systems Change Approaches

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: Access the course on our learning platform Connect, watch replays of the webinars and lessons, and access accompanying 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

The Activator Program

Activator Series
  • Monthly Activator Webinars 
  • On-Demand Learning Modules and Content delivered as a course with reminders and learning tools
  • Module Exercises
  • Course Resources and Learning Guides
  • Certificate and Virtual Badge of Completion 
Activator Learning Labs

Activator Series plus:

  • An Optional Monthly Deep-Dive Discussion Session
  • Community, Accountability & Peer Support With Other Toniic Members Around the Globe
  • Exercises and Resources to Deepen Learning and Mastery of Content
  • Optional Course Completion Certificate  

Activator Labs enable deeper learning and engagement with the impact investing educational content.

About the Learning Labs:
  • Learn virtually with others in a small group of like-minded peers, with collaboration, accountability and support
  • Connect with the community 
  • Experience direct access to the Toniic team, thought leaders and presenters 
  • Certificate of Completion (Optional)
  • Digital credential of acknowledgement
Activator Lab Participants:
  • View monthly Activator module (available on-demand or live)
  • Participate in a one-hour monthly lab session (offered at different times to support Global members)
  • Optional attendance in any Activator Lab for all three Activator Series’
Who can participate:
  • Toniic Global Members
  • Selected Partners and their Communities

“From theory to practical examples, including sharing best practices with fellow impact investors, the Activator Program is an amazing opportunity to get a detailed guidebook of how to become an impact investor. Strongly recommended.”

Olivier Rieu

Activator Cohort Participant in 2020