Strathclyde Executive Education & DevelopmentScottish Impact Investor Readiness Programme

Create Impact, Get Investor Ready

The challenges we face in today’s world are ever evolving, challenging and complex; requiring businesses and their senior leaders to become more resilient, innovative and value driven to play pivotal roles in how and why we do business.  

As a socially progressive University and “the place of useful learning”, we have a responsibility not only to our students but to society as a whole in making a positive difference to the world through education and providing supportive and inclusive environments for learning. By drawing on our world class and internationally recognised research and combining this with practical tools and peer – to - peer learning, we can support communities and individuals who are striving for a better tomorrow.  

This programme seeks to encourage ambitious businesses and their leaders to think about their impact and how to integrate this into business growth strategy. This programme is for senior leaders of organisations looking to enhance their positive impact on the environment and society through the way they work and grow their businesses. 

Recognising strength in collaboration, we have partnered with the Scottish National Investment Bank, to introduce this truly unique programme to our SME Growth Programme portfolio.

 

Get in touch


For all enquiries, please contact the Strathclyde Executive Education & Development Team

SEED
Strathclyde Business School
199 Cathedral Street

Glasgow
G4 0QU

eMail: lucy.jefferson@strath.ac.uk 

Tel: +44 (0)141 553 6135

 

Eligibility:


  • Must be an established business seeking or anticipating investment to achieve growth ambitions. The business should be committed to growing and improving its impact as it scales, or already demonstrating impact (even at an early stage).
  • Must be a Scottish based business or a business looking to grow in Scotland.
  • Minimum of 5 employees.
  • Senior leader / decision maker of the business (for example: CEO / CFO / COO / Founder / Co-Founder / Board Member).
  • Up to two individuals from one business can participate.
  • Open to any sector.

Cost:


  • This programme has received significant investment from strategic partners and as a result programme fees are heavily subsidised, reducing the usual cost of £7500 down to just £500 per participant.
  • Once you apply to the programme, your application will be processed and if eligible, you will be offered a formal place. Details of how to pay will be included in your offer email. Applications are normally processed within 7-10 working days.

 

Strategies for responsible business growth

John Anderson from SEED
Having supported over 450 SMEs since 2015 across multiple practical programmes, we’re delighted to partner with Scottish National Investment Bank to continue our mission in supporting leaders of ambitious, growth-oriented businesses.
John Anderson,
Director of Growth Programmes

 

Course Breakdown:


26/8/24 - Day One: Building Foundations for Sustainable Growth 

Building the foundational knowledge of what impact is, understanding the impact investment sector, and building responsible strategies for growth.

9/9/24 - Day Two: Measuring and Communicating Your Impact 

Understanding impact, the various types and ways of measuring impact, and how to articulate the value of impact in your business to your team, customers, and potential investors.

23/9/24 - Day Three: Policies and Community

Reflecting on the learning from the first two days, this third day looks at how to truly embed this into company culture.

7/10/24 - Day Four: Financing Impact 

A practical workshop, looking at your own business finances to ensure they are aligned with your strategic objectives as a responsible business, alongside a comprehensive overview of impact investment and delivering financial and social return.

21/10/24 - Day Five: Presenting Your Business and Investment Proposition

Developing clarity in your proposition, understanding impact investment in practice, and positioning yourself for future impact investment.

4/11/24 - Day Six: Graduation / Review

Pulling together learning and presenting your refreshed sustainable growth plan, followed by graduation ceremony and celebrations.

By taking part you will:


  • Gain skills, knowledge, and practical tools to embed impact into both your business strategy and operations.
  • Develop your understanding of the impact investment sector and how to make more targeted investment decisions.
  • Gain confidence in understanding impact, the various types and ways of measuring impact, and the ability to articulate the value of impact in your business to your team, customers, and potential investors.
  • Gain access to the latest research and learn from real world practitioners, from impact-centred organisations, impact investors and wider ecosystem experts.
  • Build a peer network of other impact-focused organisations and their leaders.
  • Help to better position yourself for investment opportunities.
  • Learn how to develop an effective growth strategy and plan and build the ability to measure and assess your impact.
  • Gain a certification of achievement upon completion of the programme.

 

 

University of Strathclyde Chief Commercial Officer Gillian Docherty , Scottish National Investment Bank Exec Director of Partnerships & Engagement David Ritchie, and Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship Director of SME Growth Programmes John Anderson.

University of Strathclyde Chief Commercial Officer Gillian Docherty, Scottish National Investment Bank Exec Director of Partnerships & Engagement David Ritchie, and Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship Director of SME Growth Programmes John Anderson.

We welcome and encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply for this programme.

Contact details

 Undergraduate admissions
 +44 (0)141 548 4114
 sbs-advisor@strath.ac.uk 

 Postgraduate admissions
 +44(0)141 553 6116/6105/6117
 sbs.admissions@strath.ac.uk

Address

Strathclyde Business School
University of Strathclyde
199 Cathedral Street
Glasgow
G4 0QU

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