“As someone who newly acquired wealth, what can I do to make the world a better place?”

Many entrepreneurs who have had an exit are interested in aligning their capital with sustainability and impact. But only a few know how to get started and where to learn about it.

That’s why we created ACCELERATE: The Impact Investing Program for Entrepreneurs that trains self-made wealth holders to put their resources to use, creating the change that means most to them.

Running this year for the second iteration between May and October 2022, the ACCELERATE program is the place for self-made wealth holders and successful entrepreneurs to start aligning their wealth with their values.

What do ACCELERATE alumni have to say?

Our 2021 cohort included a group of the earliest employees at Airbnb and a robotics company. Watch this video with our alumni speaking about the program:

Training in three modules:

Training participants are:

Sound like someone you know?

We hope you will join us for this one-of-a-kind training or share the opportunity with those you think could benefit from it.

Find out more about the program and hear more from past participants on the ACCELERATE website.

With a drive for change,

Prof. Dr. Falko Paetzold
Assistant Professor in Social Finance at EBS University
Initiator and Managing Director, Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth at the University of Zurich

Erin Duddy
Director at the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private
Wealth, North America

To get your questions answered, discuss if the program is for you, or to apply, please reach out to Erin at:



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Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth

CSP is a research center at UZH. We conduct research and train wealth owners & investment professionals in order to move capital towards sustainable growth.