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How Income Share Agreements are driving Impact Measurement

Ishita Jain July 13, 2022

Income Share Agreements (ISAs), also known as Success Share Agreements, are innovative financing instruments that have the potential to make postsecondary education and skills training more affordable, accessible and accountable to student outcomes, and ultimately drive racial, gender, and economic equity.   

In Autodesk Foundation’s Work & Prosperity portfolio, upskilling & workforce development social enterprises are leveraging ISAs to both make their programs more accessible to marginalized learners and enable an outcomes-oriented impact measurement and management practice. Still, ISAs are not inherently learner-centered and equitable, and these instruments remain widely debated and the regulatory environment nascent. 


Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)

Meta Themes

  • Accountability


Impact Measurement and Management

Purpose and Desired Outcome

This fireside chat will discuss the opportunities and risks associated with ISAs and their role in impact measurement and will give attendees the opportunity to dive deeper into this emergent model and how it informs the practice of impact measurement. The opportunity is ripe for ISAs to leap over loan- and subsidy-based financing models to generate the most positive, measurable social impact for learners. We hope that this discussion will inspire others to explore this model, spark innovative ideas and conversations and shift to action.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Asset Managers

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Government

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Academia


  • NameIshita Jain
  • TitleImpact Manager
  • OrganizationAutodesk Foundation
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameTBD
  • TitleTBD
  • OrganizationAutodesk Foundation portfolio organization
  • StatusInvited
  • NameTBD
  • TitleTBD
  • OrganizationISA thought leader
  • StatusInvited
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