Inside JGU 2019 - Issue 4 (April)

JSiE signs MoU with Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship

The Jindal Centre for Social Innovation + Entrepreneurship (JSiE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE). The MoU calls for JSiE to provide advisory support to the development of content for a global online training series on impact measurement and management as it relates to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through impact investing.

Duke University, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Impact Management Project (IMP), aims to create a massive open online course (MOOC) on the online learning platform, Coursera.

The MoU calls for JSiE’s participation in “an academic association of researchers and practitioners from 10-15 global academic institutions, formally called the Impact Measurement and Management Online Training Academic Working Group.”

Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship is research and education center at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business that promotes the entrepreneurial pursuit of social impact through the thoughtful adaptation of business expertise. Founded by the late Prof. J. Gregory Dees, widely recognized as the academic pioneer of the study of social entrepreneurship.

The Impact Management Project (IMP) is a forum for building global consensus on how to measure, report, compare and improve impact performance. The IMP Structured Network comprises of organisations that are working together to coordinate standards of impact measurement and management. They include organizations like the OECD, IFC, PRI, Global Impact Investing Council, the United Nations Global Compact, among other esteemed institutions.

The online course aims to be a “5-7-hour comprehensive introduction to impact measurement and management for impact entrepreneurs, investors, and asset managers, that contain videos, documents, exercises, links to additional resources, and quizzes, and will be a blend of content from IMP, UNDP’s work on SDG’s, others, and original content created by Duke.”

The content of such a course would include and reflect a global perspective of researchers and practitioners with experience teaching Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) in their localities.

Since 2016, JSiE has created four MOOCs on social impact themes on the FutureLearn platform. To-date, over 52,000 people have enrolled from 159 countries. JSiE’s latest course, Impact Investing: Profit and Purpose, created in partnership with Asha Impact, is currently open for enrollment and begins on May 20th, 2019.

For more information and to enroll in the course, please visit: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/impact-investin