Expert forum: blended finance for climate and energy investments
March 27, 2023, 1 - 6 p.m. followed by a reception and networking dinner
ESMT Berlin | In-person event only, registration starts at 1 p.m.
Chatham House Rules apply
To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, there is an estimated funding gap of $3.7 trillion annually. Since the budgets of official development aid (ODA) alone cannot achieve this, calls for the mobilization of private capital abound. Yet, private investors are often cautious about investments in emerging economies due to perceived risks. Blended finance is the use of catalytic capital from public or philanthropic sources to increase private sector investment in sustainable development. Blended finance instruments such as structured funds and guarantees bring together investors with different risk-return profiles to finance shared impact objectives.
Hosted by ESMT Berlin, Germany’s # 1 business school, and supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the event will explore lessons learned on existing blended finance transactions related to climate and energy. It brings together:
European development finance institutions
Impact asset managers
to reflect how to increase the leverage of blended finance. It is also open to large foundations and family offices with an interest in climate finance.