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Mind the gap – The mechanics of achieving development goals with blended finance
Joan Larrea, Convergence
How do you reduce risk and enhance returns in emerging markets, while closing the $2.5 trillion per year funding gap facing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Blended finance, leveraging public and philanthropic funding to unlock billions of private sector dollars, is one way to make it happen. The panel will explore how blended finance deals are made and what makes them work. We’ll take apart historical blended finance deals spanning diverse sectors and regions, from solar energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa to healthcare in Bangladesh. We’ll also identify where and when to invest, emerging market potential, how to replicate and scale up these models, and how blended finance deals can align with the SDGs.
blended finance, clean energy, development finance, emerging markets, SDGs
[Potential Panelists] USAID Blue Haven Initiative Allotrope Partners Treehouse Investments Osprey Foundation
The Economist: Trending: Blending | http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21697263-fad-mixing-public-charitable-and-private-money-trending-blending | OECD Blog: Blended Finance: Critical Steps to Ensure Success of the SDGs | https://oecd-development-matters.org/2016/12/20/blended-finance-critical-steps-to-ensure-success-of-the-sustainable-development-goals/ |
- June 14, 2017
Final day to submit an idea.
- June 15 - 29, 2017
Commenting and voting period. All sessions open for voting.
- June 30 - July 13, 2017
Judging panel and final selection by SOCAP17 Content Team.
- July 14, 2017
Winning sessions announced to session organizers.
A lucky person will receive 2 free tickets to SOCAP17 and other impact-themed prizes!ENTER TO WIN