Scaling up impact investing in emerging markets
in partnership with The Blended Capital Group
Session Type
Session Themes
Sustainable Stock Exchanges
Room number
WIF Virtual Platform, room 9
Contact Email
19 October 2021
16:30 - 18:30 Europe/Zurich

This event will be a dynamic, moderated round table of policymakers, investors and thought leaders seeking to scale up impact and sustainability-aligned investment into emerging and frontier markets. It will feature examples of break-through impact investing projects, including innovative business models where private and public capital is fusing to drive social purpose drawn from, inter alia, Brazil, India, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa.

Issues to be addressed

  • Getting the blend right: Mobilizing blended finance towards businesses and projects that are replicable, scalable and can achieve the SDG objectives of localization based on high-quality governance and collaboration along the whole investment chain. Successful examples of SDG 17 “Partnership” will be presented.
  • Systemizing impact: Escaping the “project by project” mentality to forge new pathways that systemize and accelerate the scaling up of impactful business models. Align investable impact models and businesses with the SDGs and make them fit for purpose for larger investment investors including pension funds, family offices and sovereign wealth funds.
  • Reinventing public–private collaboration: How can we bring multilateral, developmental and broader public finance together with private families, institutional asset owners and sovereign entities to deliver in the final decade on the promise of the SDGs?


Coordinator, UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges, UNCTAD
Managing Partner, Siana Capital
Partner, Clifford Chance
CEO, BRK Ambiental
Managing Partner, Maia Capital
Chair Emeritus, Global Reporting Initiative
Special Advisor, UNEP FI Insurers Net Zero Alliance
Independent Sustainability Consultant
Founder, Ben McQuhae & Co
Senior Advisor, GBS Finance


CEO, Blended Capital