Investment for Good

Explore the latest innovations in inclusive development while building skills to unleash capital for good.

Delhi Region, India October 1-7

At a Glance

The impact investing sector is witnessing tremendous growth from $135 billion in 2015 to $307 billion by 2020. Using a “learning by doing” model, this program equips emerging global leaders with the tools to master impact investing and learn how to do good and do well. Explore the latest innovations in inclusive development 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.

In 2018, Investment for Impact participants will be invited to participate (at a discounted rate) in the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) ‘s Impact Summit 2018 October 8-9 featuring 150 speakers and impact leaders from 30 countries including Al Gore, Former Vice President,USA & Nobel Laureate; Darren Walker, President-Ford Foundation & Chair-USIIA USA; Cheryl Dorsey, President, Echoing Green among many others. Read more about the GSG Impact Summit here.

When:  Investment for Good, October 1-7, 2018 ;
GSG Impact Summit, October 8-9, 2018

Where: New Delhi, India

What: 7-day program on impact investment and inclusive development + 2-day GSG conference

Who: Entrepreneurs; Intrapraneurs; Finance professionals; Philanthropists and social sector practitioners; Professionals from developmental finance institutions, government bodies, and multilateral organizations; MBA and graduate students aspiring to a career in development or impact investing under 35 years old

Program Cost:  2000 USD. This fee covers program tuition, local transportation, 7-night accommodation, and daily lunches. Participants are responsible for their flight to New Delhi, visa, insurance and other personal expenses.

PIM participants will also receive discounted rates to participate in GSG Impact Summit, Oct 8-9 in New Delhi (£300 – £500).

*Limited financial aid and fellowships available for qualified candidates. Learn more here.



Priority Deadline: July 31st, 2018
Rolling Deadline: August 31st, 2018
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Why Join?

  • What you do

  • What you gain

  • Online course and offline workshops

    Learn directly from cross-sector leaders to build skills in impact evaluation, development finance, social entrepreneurship, and data analysis. Dive deep into innovations at the bottom of the pyramid, or on the cutting-edge of finance such as social impact bonds and more.

  • Mentorship and international networks

    Receive mentorship for developing a career in inclusive development and impact investment. Gain access to high-level leaders, cutting-edge social organizations, and a global community of young changemakers. Connect complex networks of stakeholders to build common ground in a uniquely cross-cultural environment.

  • Site visits and field immersion

    Site visits to innovative startups, companies and nonprofits to explore India’s vibrant social impact ecosystem. Learn what works on the ground to advance knowledge and practice in the rapidly growing field of investing for impact.

  • Opportunity to make a difference

    Use PIM’s tools to design projects alongside leading start-up companies and non-profits organizations. Our generation’s entrepreneurial spirit and drive to make a difference will change the world. Lead your peers by making real impact now.

  • Capstone investment thesis

    Work on hands-on projects: identify deals, conduct a due diligence field exercise, test an investment thesis, and develop an impact investment strategy and action plan for you/your organization.

  • Social Impact Certificate

    Our generation's entrepreneurial spirit and drive to make a difference will change the world. Lead your peers by making real impact now.Earn a certificate recognizing your impact investing skills, training and potential.

Inside the Program

  • Learn the Foundations

    Pre-program Online Course

    Learn core frameworks and build skills through a world-class online curriculum with materials sourced from leading universities and foundations.

  • Engage through Practice

    Program: Oct 1-7

    Apply theories and frameworks in hands-on workshops and roundtable discussions, with mentorship from cross-sector experts, impact investors and philanthropists. Participants are also invited to join the GSG Impact Summit Oct 8-9, more information here:

  • Grow the Movement


    As a community, advance investing for good with your peers, companies, and universities. Gaining access to further career development opportunities and resources.

“Last summer I met a group of talented, aspiring and responsible young changemakers. We collaborated to comprehensively assess non-profit projects in China and finally delegate a fund of USD 20k to the most promising ones. Different from my finance background, Model Foundation provided me with a brand new perspective to think about social issues and my career path. After a systematic study about philanthropy and face-to-face meetings with all participants, I believe more than firmly in the prospect of leveraging business methods for scalable social innovation. Thanks PIM for this wonderful experience and I hope more people can join in this endeavor!"

Eaffi You

University of International Business and Economics '17

“Before PIM's Model Foundation, philanthropy seemed a bit strange to me. I used to confuse charity with philanthropy, which actually offers more than merely donating money and time. Rather than simply giving money to those in need, philanthropic organizations offer them ways to be better off and this new kind of thinking benefits the society as a whole. By engaging young people in the decision making process, the program educates us how philanthropy can work under the new era and how to make an impact through collective efforts. PIM's model foundation has reshaped my ideas and view towards philanthropy and I would consider it when deciding my career path.”

Alison Weng

University of Auckland '18

“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.”

Vera Lummis

Princeton University '17

"Through Model Foundation, I gained a systematic understanding of the philanthropic sector as well as its newest innovative developments. This program model really engenders you with a strong sense of participation. As a Model Foundation member, I evaluated organizations with my peers, comparing their different principles and standards, and were altogether fully responsible for the final funding decision. Being able to affect public welfare and help organizations achieve their mission made me realize the full extent of the responsibility on our shoulders as part of this endeavor."

Ally Luo

Hong Kong University '19

"Model Foundation is an excellent platform for evaluating and understanding the development of Chinese NGOs from a perspective of a foundation. I had the privilege of gaining insight into the development of a local NGO in China and securing funding for them. While researching their work, I was deeply moved and impressed by their mission and work, and became a fully-fledge volunteer for the organization afterwards. I truly believe that Model Foundation can let young people better understand the development of Chinese NGOs, and as a result, make China better, together."

Chuqi Yan

Shanghai Jiao Tong University/Cornell '18


Participants will be selected through a competitive application process. Our participants come from top universities and companies around the world.

Entrepreneurs; Intrapraneurs; Finance Professionals; philanthropists and social sector practitioners; professionals from developmental finance institutions, government bodies, and multilateral organizations; business students and graduate students aspiring to a career in development or impact investing under 35 years old are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants demonstrate:

  • Highly-motivated young people in possession of innovative and open mindset, willing to connect with peers from all regions of the world
  • Track record of creating, spreading and leading solutions to pressing social challenges, be it through entrepreneurship, policy, student clubs, volunteer work, or others.
  • 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: July 31; Final Deadline: August 31