The Academic Centre for Impact Investment and Entrepreneurship

The purpose of impact entrepreneurship is a double profit line – economic returns alongside positive social and environmental impact. 

The only academic centre providing research and teaching in the field of impact in Israel is the Academic Centre for Impact Investment and Entrepreneurship (ACTO). The Centre is a joint venture of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation (IL) and the Dualis Foundation at the Rishon Le Zion College of Management.

The challenge

Academic institutions around the world are playing a significant role in building the ecosystem of impact investment and developing a generation of impact entrepreneurs.

Our ambition

To enhance the Israeli impact ecosystem and drive it forward

by supporting ACTO, a platform for developing and teaching the methodologies necessary for impact investing and entrepreneurship, providing infrastructure for applied research, training, practical experience and development of methodologies for impact entrepreneurship and socially valuable investments.

To serve as a professional academic reference for all those involved in social investments,

including graduate students, social entrepreneurs, academic researchers, decision makers, investors, companies and corporations.

Our solutions

Conferences and professional training

Academic activity in the area of impact entrepreneurship



people have participated in the Centre's activities since it was established


students and entrepreneurs trained