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Expert forum: blended finance for climate and energy investments

Official partner event of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue

Our expert forum brings together different stakeholders to reflect how to jointly mobilize more capital to tackle the climate crisis:

  • European Banks and Development Finance Institutions (DFIs)
  • Large foundations and family offices interested in climate finance
  • Institutional investors and asset managers

March 27, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a networking dinner
Chatham House Rules


For any additional questions please contact Olga Almqvist (

Panel discussion, 2 - 3 p.m.

How to tackle the climate crisis jointly by overcoming silos between different investor types


Moderator: Rajshri Jayaraman, ESMT Berlin 


  • Markus Aschendorf, KfW  

  • Claudia Kruse, APG Asset Management  

  • Christoph Kuhn, European Investment Bank 

  • Anja Langenbucher, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation  

  • Hans Peter Lankes, Grantham Research Institute 

Case study session 1, 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

How concessional funding can help mobilize private investment 


Moderator: Katharina Birgmeir, Allianz Investment Management 

Case study session 2, 4:45 - 6 p.m.

Waterfall structures to improve risk-return profiles in emerging markets 


Moderator: Aleksi Lumijärvi, Nordic Development Fund 

Networking dinner

Participants are invited to a networking dinner at a nearby restaurant. Due to capacity reasons, the networking dinner is only open to speakers of the event and representatives of DFIs, policy makers, investors, foundations, and impact asset managers.

Please note that we are already at capacity for the networking dinner (7 - 9 pm) and are not accepting any additional registrations for this part of the event.

Registration for this event is currently closed