Blended Capital: SDG aligned investment opportunities in developing countries (BY INVITATION ONLY)

Interactive breakfast encounter
in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
Event
Session Type
By invitation only
Room number
Delegates Restaurant
Event Manager
Mr. Anthony Miller
Contact Email
anthony.miller@unctad.org
26 October 2018
08:30 - 10:00 Europe/Zurich
Europe/Zurich

SDG aligned investing, a form of impact investing, incorporates social and environmental considerations front and centre in the decision-making criteria for investors. Globally, investors are increasingly financing instruments including blended-capital public-private initiatives, SDG aligned impact funds and innovative mechanisms such as social impact bonds. Such investments overcome traditional market failures, help to multiply the impact of limited government resources, provide attractive risk-adjusted returns and deliver measurable sustainability outcomes. The participants at the investment breakfast will deliberate on potential opportunities in this space and collectively explore potential partnerships being guided by several examples from the developing world. Organized by UNCTAD in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), this interactive dialogue will identify and share policies and practices that have facilitated investment for sustainable development in the host economy.

Areas of discussion:

  • What kind of products and investment vehicles are investors seeking in SDG aligned projects?
  • How can public financing and technical assistance be leveraged to mobilise private investment?
  • How important is impact measurement to financial investors?

Speakers

Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Managing Director, Convergence
Global Head of Philanthropy, Lombard Odier
East Africa, Acumen Fund, and Founding Board Member of the Impact@Africa network
UNDP Regional Africa Private Sector Special Advisor, IGSD Cluster, RSCA at UNDP
Chief Investment Officer, R20 Regions of Climate Action

Moderators

Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, Chief Economist