TRAINING PROGRAM

IMPACT INVESTING FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS): A NEW CHAPTER FOR ISLAMIC FINANCE

Background

Impact investing and Islamic finance seek positive social impact alongside financial return. proven itself as an important source of funding the SDGs. The shared moral and social values, principles and impact driven ambitions of Islamic finance and impact investing position Islamic finance as a good example of innovative financing for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s IICPSD and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) established the Global Islamic Finance and Impact Investing Platform (GIFIIP) in 2016 to position Islamic finance and impact investing as leading enablers of SDG implementation around the world.

Islamic Finance and Impact Investing Training Program

GIFIIP’s Islamic Finance and Impact Investing Training Program aims to support Islamic financiers and impact investors build capacity for seizing new investment opportunities in sustainable development area. The program is structured as a rigorous technical modular seminar explaining key concepts and recent developments in impact investing and Islamic finance, describing how impact investors and Islamic financiers can work together within a win-win framework to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and showcasing best practices and potential investment opportunities in these fields.

Expected Outcomes

Upon completion of the training, the participant will learn how to:

· Identify Shariah compliant impact investing opportunities

· Apply Islamic financial instruments for impact investing activities

· Screen Shariah compliant deals and manage the pipeline

· Mitigate potential risks

· Measure the impact

Target Audience

Technical experts, innovation teams and fund managers from Islamic finance banks, participation banks, development banks, private equity firms, venture capital firms, fintech companies; representatives from development organization, regulatory and governmental bodies on development, private sector