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Design an impact business
6h 38min

Design an impact business

Learn about social and environmental impact and how to design an impact business. This course explains key concepts such as the theory of change, impact measurement and lifecycle analysis and includes a 7-step guide to designing an impact business, interviews with founders, tools and examples of lifecycle analysis and our 7-step approach.
6h 38min

Learn - core concepts

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Watch this short animated film to understand what social enterprises are, learn about different types of social enterpri ...
10min
10min
A short downloadable introduction to the topic, which explains what social enterprises are, what impact means and what t ...

Hear - advice from founders

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2min
Several startup founders share their perspectives on the importance of building an impact business, the lessons that the ...
4min
Founder of Medusoil
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Dimitrios Terzis, the founder of Swiss construction engineering startup Medusoil, offers his perspectives on building an ...

Explore - optional knowledge from the web

15min
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
15min
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations aim to tackle poverty and promote sustainable developm ...
23min
23min
Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner, economist and founder of the Grameen Bank, explains what micro-financing ...
16min
16min
Frugal innovation is the practice pioneered by entrepreneurs in emerging markets who must create value using limited res ...
2min
2min
What is a social business hybrid? How is it possible to pursue a social mission and commercial goals? In this short vide ...
16min
16min
Sustainability expert Mathis Wackernagel explains the economic and ecological implications of our consumption of the Ear ...
30min
30min
A free calculator by the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) that allows you to calculate your environmental footprint.
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45min
What factors should be considered when assessing the sustainability of new technology? In this film, Professor Steven J. ...
30min
30min
A guide to impact investing, written for impact investors, but equally important for entrepreneurs who aim to have a soc ...
30min
30min
A book about impact measurement and analysis for anyone who wants to make sure that the time, effort and resources that ...
15min
15min
Increasingly, companies concerned about their social and environmental impact publish annual sustainability reports alon ...

Apply - tools, games and examples

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15min
A practical guide to designing a social business, from idea to impact measurement. The guide includes 7 canvases, coveri ...
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1h 0min
The 7 canvases from our "Handbook for Designing your Social Business". Use them to help you develop your business from i ...
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4min
Learn how to complete our 7 canvases for designing a social business by watching this video of Isabel Brücher and Emily ...
45min
45min
We have partnered with impactforecast.org to provide impact forecasting tools for early-stage social and environmental b ...
15min
15min
An example carbon footprint forecast for a construction tech startup using the tools at impactforecast.org.
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10min
Is your idea of what makes a social business consistent for different types of business and organisation? The ideas of i ...
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5min
Explanations of the key terms used in the area of social and environmental business and investing.