USING BLENDED CAPITAL TO FINANCE THE SDGS

in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)
Event
Session Type
Conference
Session Themes
Stock Exchange
Room number
Room XXII
Event Manager
Mr. Anthony Miller
Contact Email
anthony.miller@unctad.org
26 October 2018
10:30 - 13:00 Europe/Zurich
Europe/Zurich

Blended finance uses a mix of public and private finance to fund projects with high development impact. Public finance is used to crowd in private sector financing that would otherwise not be available to such projects. Thus, blended finance acts as a multiplier for public funds by drawing in private finance through strategies that lower the risk of private investment. This session, jointly organized with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), will provide an overview of the growth and development of blended finance in recent years, the policy dimension that facilitates the use of blended finance, and the opportunities for blended finance to contribute to the financing of the SDGs.

Issues for the debate:

  • How can blended finance help to mobilize and scale up private and commercial resources for sustainable development and climate action in developing countries?
  • Which types of blended finance instruments are currently in use?
  • What are lessons learned from different approaches to blending, monitoring and evaluation?

Speakers

CIO, BlueOrchard Finance
Managing Director, GIIN
CEO, Blended Capital
Head of Impact Investing, UBS
Head, Implementation & Business Development (Africa, Caribbean, Pacific, Asia & Latin America), European Investment Bank (EIB)
Founder, Better Finance
CEO, Symbiotics

Moderators

Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, Chief Economist