Getting Blended Finance Right at Scale

in partnership with The Blended Capital Group
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Hall 7 Room 16
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20 October 2023
09:30 - 10:30 Abu Dhabi

For the global finance system to speed delivery of the UNSDGs and dramatically scale up climate capital flows to least developed and middle-income economies, blended finance will be key tool during the 21st Century. This session explores leveraging private finance through blended financial instruments, mechanisms, and risk-sharing facilities beyond individual transactions.   

There are significant opportunities to open the flow of blended finance to support communities to build sustainable futures through community infrastructure such as pay-as-you-go distributed and decentralized infrastructure for energy, sanitation, and resilience.  Localizing blended finance requires a focus on standardized contracts, venture philanthropy, innovative corporate venture and institutional investor partnerships, and broad-based sustainable finance competencies. 

Session themes:

  • Is the current approach to blended finance too timid?  
  • Are there more effective mechanisms to blend public and private capital through new standards, structures, systems and securitization of more diverse pools of finance?  


Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Ficus Venture Capital
Research Director, Business, Economy and Governance, Institute for Sustainable Futures
elea Professor of Social Innovation and Dean, IMD EMBA program
Managing Partner and Founder, Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital
Co-founder and Director of Programmes, Shamba Centre for Food & Climate
Director ESG Advisory, Deloitte


Director, Mishcon de Reya LLP, Mishcon Purpose