Strategic Alignment: Impact and Business Synergies

- 9.00-15.00 CET | Learning | Online
Social Impact through Strategic Alignment

This course helps participants understand in a detailed and practical way how to establish coherence between impact objectives and business goals. It draws upon the collective wisdom of Impact Europe's experts, catering specifically to corporate social investors (CSIs), including corporate foundations, impact funds, CSR, and Corporate Citizenship teams. The course is tailored for those seeking optimal ways to align their initiatives with their respective companies. Participants will explore diverse strategic alignment approaches aimed at maximising their impact without compromising the impact integrity.

What you’ll learn

  • The unique characteristics of corporate social investing compared to traditional corporate philanthropy and corporate sustainability.
  • How reconciling impact and business agendas can create win-win situations.
  • The impact and business benefits of four types of strategic alignment.
  • How to seek alignment with the related company while safeguarding impact integrity.
  • Practical steps to take to safeguard your impact integrity.

Your benefits

  • Gain the practical knowledge to assess the impact integrity of your organisation.
  • Get opportunities for collaboration and knowledge exchange within the corporate social investing space. 

Who is it for? 

This course is designed for practitioners coming from impact-driven organisations, including: senior and mid-senior professionals (e.g., directors or programme managers) from corporate foundations or corporate impact funds; and CSR professionals.

The course is for Impact Europe members only.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Artemis Arampatzi, our Knowledge and Learning Analyst, at aarampatzi(at)


9.00 - 13.00: Learning module

14.00 - 15.00: Networking session