Break into Impact Investing

Build a career investing in what matters

Deadline: Applications Closed
3-day impact investing workshop and closed networking event

All over the world, finance is being used as a tool to address the world’s most pressing challenges. Investments in entrepreneurial innovation and cutting-edge technology are driving bottom-up solutions in economic development, clean energy, waste management, and access to finance. This is the world of impact investing.

Join the next wave of impact investment vehicles and funds. The Break into Impact Investing Talent Accelerator is a 3-day intensive workshop series that will prepare you for an exciting career in impact investing. This workshop goes way beyond the high-level overviews and small talk networking of conferences. Make real progress toward your career goals by digging into the biggest opportunities and challenges in impact investing with leading practitioners in the space. If you’re ready to accelerate your impact investing career, apply for our program today.

 What Break into Impact Investing Delivers

  • Deepen your understanding of impact investing in an intensive 3-day workshop taught by leading practitioners from Washington DC-based impact investing organizations. Our practitioner instructors will discuss the industry landscape, provide real examples of impact investment deals, and share their own journeys into the space.
  • Position yourself for success with individualized assessment tools that will help you plan your next career move and practical workshop sessions designed to help you stand out in the impact investing hiring process.
  • Make real connections with impact investors based in the DC area who are hiring for open positions. In addition to meaningful conversations with our instructors, the workshop will end with an exclusive evening networking event, featuring top impact investing organizations in the region.

Featured Impact Investors

Break into Impact Investing ends with an exclusive networking event for workshop participants to engage with representatives from leading impact investing organizations in the DC area. Here are a few organizations who have joined us in the past:


Village Capital finds, trains, and invests in entrepreneurs solving real-world problems. They build communities around entrepreneurs and their ventures to improve opportunities for growth and success.



Calvert Foundation enables people to invest for social good. Through the Community Investment Note, we connect individual investors with organizations working around the globe, developing affordable housing, creating jobs, protecting the environment, and working in numerous other ways for the social good.

Enterprise creates opportunities for low- and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities.


Capital Impact Partners helps people build communities of opportunity that break barriers to success. They are a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution with a 30-year history delivering strategic financing, social innovation programs, and capacity building.

Our Ideal Candidate

We accept professionals with the following traits:

  • At least 2 years of post-college professional experience, ideally in business, finance, or banking
  • Interest in a career that leverages investment as a tool for social impact
  • Desire to build a network of professionals who are passionate about impact investing
  • Strong analytical and communications skills
  • Tolerance for ambiguity and change

About IBL Talent Accelerators

Impact Business Leaders (IBL) has been working with talented professionals to advance their careers in social enterprise and impact investing for three years. In response to demand for shorter, more specialized professional development opportunities, we have designed a new “talent accelerator” model. This intensive blended-learning experience allows professionals to make real progress toward their achieving career goals by deepening their understanding of a specific impact industry, preparing them for success in the job search process, and connecting them with leading practitioners and like-minded peers. If you are ready to jump into a career that matters, the IBL talent accelerator is for you.