Redefining social finance through innovative finance models

Event Details
  • June 27th, Thursday, 2:45pm - 4:15pm
  • Room 309

Social finance is shifting from mobilizing resources through innovative fundraising to ensuring social and environmental impact through market-based instruments. The International Labour Organization estimates that the pool of capital market assets is expected to increase to more than USD 100 trillion by 2020, and has a huge potential for innovative finance to tap into.

However innovative finance models require greater collaboration between policymakers, investors, and implementing foundation/NGOs. Furthermore, a good analysis of market structures is needed to test new ideas and scale successful models.

In this session, panellists will discuss how innovative finance can support the objectives of corporations, financial institutions, governments, impact investors, and foundations in redefining social finance, and how AVPN can play a vital role in building this bridge.

Key Takeaways

  • What is the growth potential of innovative finance in health, agriculture and food security, climate, environment, and energy?
  • How can the constraints in operating market structures, lack of standards, and institutional constraints of different actors be overcome?
  • Through success case studies, what are the opportunities and best practices to collaborate with the government in social finance?

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