The Basics of Blended Finance

Event Details
  • June 25th, Tuesday, 1:45pm - 2:15pm
  • Room 308

Blended finance – a term that is being increasingly used amongst the sustainable investment community – refers to the use of catalytic capital from public or philanthropic sources to increase private sector investment in developing countries that is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). But what exactly does blended finance mean and what does the market look like? Convergence invites you to a Connect and Learn Session where we will look more closely at the definitions and ecosystem of blended finance as well as showcase an innovative case study in the sector. This event offers a platform for experts in the field to exchange ideas while providing the background for new actors to gain a full understanding of how and why blended finance can attract increased volumes of funding towards the SDG’s.

Key Takeaways

  • Participants will leave with an increased capacity of what blended finance is and why it is one important tool and opportunity to help address development challenges;
  • Gain an understanding of the key players, their roles, and the overall trends in the blended finance landscape;
  • Learn from practical examples of blended finance transactions that have reached financial close.

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