Landscape Finance: Investing in Innovation for Sustainable Landscapes
Are you from the finance world and want to think from a landscape perspective? Or, are you working in or for a landscape and want to mobilise resources? Join this course and bridge the gap between finance and landscapes. Gain critical insights and develop the skills to capitalize on investors motivation to invest and the need for innovative financing in landscapes
Financial experts will share their experiences and get you ready to join the global momentum on financing landscape initiatives. You'll learn about multi-sector, multi-stakeholder investments that manage and affect multiple landscape functions.
Upcoming start dates
- Self-paced Online
Who should attend?
- A BA/BSc or higher-level certificate in financial/business/economic fields or social sciences
- A minimum of one year's academic or professional engagement in landscapes or development finance
Introduction to Landscape Finance
In this first module, you will join the mission to develop a shared language and understanding of the key investment challenges in our world's landscapes.
The Business Case
In this module, you will learn the importance of thinking like an investor and start to assess landscape opportunities for the multiple values they create.
Financing Sources and Mechanisms
In this module, you will learn about the diverse plural sources of capital and funding for landscape investments. You will also learn the unique traits and demands of various sources and how they seek to compliment and use each other.
In this module, you will learn how investors assess and are attracted to invest in projects and businesses. You will explore what makes propositions more attractive and try out tools to strengthen your pull to investors.
In this module, you will learn about the key challenge of coordinating investments and activities in multi-stakeholder settings. You will also learn about the logical need to prioritise and schedule investments for better impact.
Put Your Knowledge into Action
Throughout the short course, you have been applying your learning to a case of your choosing. In this module, you will bring it all together, show what you have learned and present yourself and your case.
Course delivery details
This course is offered through Wageningen University & Research, a partner institute of EdX.
1-3 hours per week
- Verified Track -$99
- Audit Track - Free
Certification / Credits
What you'll learn
- Learn how integrated landscape investments can add financial value
- What sources of capital can be mobilised and blended for landscape investments
- Which financial mechanisms can support landscape investments
- The challenges and pathways to bankable projects
- Innovations for coordinating and facilitating landscape investments
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