Impact Economy Advisors Training


A training for business advisors who want to learn how to help the businesses they support to understand, define, measure and improve their environmental, social and governance performance.
The content combines adapted material from Scotland CAN B’s flagship 6-module Impact Journey programme, with the addition of two extra bolt-on modules designed specifically with business support professionals in mind.


  • You work directly with Scottish entrepreneurs and businesses, supporting & advising them on a daily basis.
  • You’ve noticed a growing demand from investors, employees or customers for businesses to provide transparency about the impact they make and want to know how to support businesses to meet this demand.
  • You’re noticing that the businesses who have a meaningful purpose, treat their people well and make choices which respect the natural world, seem to also become highly successful and profitable, and want to understand more about how doing good can be good for business, so that you can help others achieve the same.
  • You want to take a pioneering role in building the nationwide movement towards business as a force for good and helping businesses #BuildBackBetter towards creating an impactful, Wellbeing Economy in Scotland.
  • Connect to the local and global context of the future of business, and your unique role with in it
  • Learn about a range of frameworks for impact; including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Scotland’s National Performance Framework (NPF), and how to apply them in a business context
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the broad range of impactful business models and legal structures
  • Come away with confidence in using a selection of comprehensive and cutting-edge impact measurement tools
  • Feel excited and prepared to integrate impact expertise with the businesses you support.


The training is structured as a learning journey of 8 x interdependent modules, with self study homework set in between – see the example timeline below.  The time commitment for the training is 18 hours over 4 weeks.

Each module provides a combination of theory and practice. There will be frequent opportunities to ground your learning in reality using live case study examples, provided by you, of the businesses you support. We will be hosting a cohort communications channel throughout the programme to support with peer learning, coaching from our experts on case study specific questions, and to foster an ongoing community of collaborative impact expertise.




Kali Gibson

Impact Tools Expert &
Scotland CAN B Training Lead


Tim Hartley

Business Models &
Governance Lead


Elle Adams

Impact Culture Lead &
Programme Manager


To apply please use the application form here.

Places are strictly limited to 15 business support professionals per cohort.

Applications for the March 2021 cohort close on Friday 29th January 2021.


The cost of running this programme is generously part-subsidised by the Scottish Government, meaning that the cost of the training is £500 per participant.

We have a small number of bursaries available to further subsidise participation, please see application form for details.


For any questions, please contact:

Elle Adams
Programme Manager