Explore the latest social innovations for developing markets while building skills to unleash capital for good.

October 1-7

At a Glance

360° Deep Dive | Impact Investing

If we could spread new approaches — through business and nonprofits, and with the right investments — to address problems more successfully and at a bigger scale than in the past, how might we do it?

Impact investors around the world are providing the capital to scale sustainable solutions, generating both financial returns and positive impact in education, poverty, health and more. And the sector is growing rapidly, from $135 billion in 2015 to $307 billion by 2020.

Explore the latest innovations in impact investment in the dynamic context of Northern India while building practical skills and first-hand experience in this cutting-edge field at the intersection of money and meaning.

When: October 1-7, 2019

Where: New Delhi, India

Theme: Impact investment and inclusive development

Program Tuition & Accommodation Fee: USD $2,000; RMB ¥13,400 (See our FAQ to learn more)

DH Chen Scholars, please click here to submit your program application by the relevant deadline.

Priority Deadline: June 15
Final Deadline: August 15
Participant Application: Click here for details
Scholarship Application: Click here for details

Why Join?

  • What you do

  • & what you gain

  • Advanced course

    Learn directly from cross sector leaders in sustainable development and impact investing. Gain insight into how this cutting-edge field is driving both financial return and positive social impact in developing markets.

  • Exceptional global community

    Join our global community of young leaders while connecting with mentors and experts.

  • Site visits and field immersion

    Field visits to India's most innovative ventures and investors scaling solutions in healthcare, sustainability, women's empowerment and education.

  • Create change

    Work with local entrepreneurs and impact investors to design strategies for scale, while testing an investment thesis and designing a deal.

  • Deep dialogue

    Meet with government officials, entrepreneurs, innovators and other stakeholders within the civil society to discuss insights, opportunities and challenges to advancing mission-driven investment.

  • Social impact certificate

    Earn a certificate recognizing your training and skills in impact investment.

Inside the Program

  • Master the basics

    Pre-program online materials

    Drawing on curriculum from +Acumen and leading universities, master essential concepts and study impact investment frameworks to lay a professional foundation.

  • Deep dive

    Delhi, Oct 1-7

    Apply theories and frameworks in hands-on workshops and roundtable discussions. Visit investors, fund managers and entrepreneurs such as the impact investment arm of India's highest-value corporation Tata, online pharmacy and health app 1MG, international investor Ford Foundation and more.

  • Stay connected

    Post-program project or research

    Following the India project, participants have the opportunity to do research or create collaborative projects in the field of sustainable development to apply their learnings and make real-world impact.

“PIM connected me with people at the forefront of China's social sector and inspired me to start a China-focused social impact initiative at Princeton. The people I met at Model Foundation are some of the brightest, most passionate young people I have ever come across - it's amazing to have them as a support network.”

Model Foundation Participant '17

"I've been thinking for a while now about starting my own social enterprise or nonprofit. This trip with PIM not only strengthened this desire, but reminded me of the vast resources and support system available to people who want to pursue this path."

India | Impact Investment Participant '18

"The business models we studied changed my career path forever. I realized how I could do what I like to do - finance, accounting, investment - within social ventures in order to help people. I am so grateful for the opportunity given by PIM…. This is a change point in my whole life.”

Model Foundation Participant '18

"Without a doubt, I left the Model Foundation Program re-inspired and ready to pursue my career in the philanthropic sector."

Model Foundation Participant '18

"What impressed me the most was how deeply the concepts of community, charity, and service appeared to permeate everyday life, and how so many in India are integrating these principles into the core of their businesses. I couldn't believe my eyes."

India | Impact Investment Participant '18

“PIM has inspired me a lot by changing my perspective on “doing good.” There are tons of channels to do good and I think finding the most impactful way is absolutely important. I have a clearer picture of realizing my aspiration… starting my own project for the group I care for in the near future!”

Social Impact Fellow '18


PIM is an exceptional community of young leaders from around the world. Admission to our programs is competitive. We seek leaders with open visions from different backgrounds to work together to make a positive impact on the world through business, research, entrepreneurship and more. Participants in previous projects include:

  • Young leaders in the fields of philanthropy, environmental protection, education and international development
  • Professionals in the fields of finance, consulting, technology, law, and public policy
  • College students who are passionate about social innovation and environmental impact

Excellent applicants should meet the following conditions:

  • Passionate and curious about the world
  • Open-minded, empathetic approach, willing to communicate with people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Clarity of purpose, track record of creating, spreading and leading solutions to pressing social challenges, be it through entrepreneurship, policy, student clubs, volunteer work, or others
  • Strong ability to self-reflect and drive to improve
  • High proficiency in English with the ability to engage in complex discussions (program is entirely English-based)


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How to Apply

Priority Deadline: June 15 | Final Deadline: August 15