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Convergence Blending Global Finance

BLENDED FINANCE DATA, INTELLIGENCE, &
DEAL FLOW TO INCREASE PRIVATE SECTOR
INVESTMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

The State of Blended Finance 2023 Climate Edition is Now Live

This year's edition of the State of Blended Finance once again focuses on climate. Climate change continues to be central to the blended finance market and to sustainable development more broadly.

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CONVERGENCE IS THE GLOBAL NETWORK FOR BLENDED FINANCE

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What is blended finance?

Blended finance is the use of catalytic capital from public or philanthropic sources to increase private sector investment in sustainable development. Blended finance has mobilized approximately $200 billion to-date based on Convergence data.

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MEMBERSHIP

Convergence members are part of a global community of institutions and businesses dedicated to driving capital to where it is needed most. Member institutions include private investors looking to diversify their portfolios, businesses seeking capital, as well as public agencies and philanthropic foundations looking to make their funds go further. Any institution can register as a member, however as a regulated entity, certain products and services are only available to accredited / sophisticated investors. What Convergence offers to members:

Data & Intelligence

  • Access to data on past blended finance transactions, incl. impact targets, blending approach, and investors.
  • Quarterly briefings providing critical analysis and insights into blended finance trends.
  • Analytical tools to evaluate deal and investor trends; bespoke analysis on request.
  • Case studies on blended finance transactions, thought pieces on important themes.
  • Curated knowledge library of key resources.
  • Knowledge and data recommendations based on user interests and preferences.
  • Quarterly webinars on select topics.

Deal Flow & Networking

  • For investors: Access information on, and connect with, high quality deals currently fundraising; deal recommendations based on interests.
  • For deal sponsors: Post your deal, get matched with investors, connect and communicate.
  • View profiles of Convergence members, their interests and focus areas.
  • Secure messaging with investors and deal sponsors.
  • Quarterly Convergence member meetings and events.
  • Tracker of events relevant to blended finance.

Learning & Capacity

  • In-depth on-boarding to ascertain institution interests and needs for blended finance.
  • Bespoke blended finance learning sessions and workshops with institution staff members and industry experts.
  • Access to online educational modules on blended finance.
  • Early access or preferential rates for blended finance executive education programs at partner universities.
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Select members include the leading public investors, foundations, private investors, and deal sponsors in blended finance:

DESIGN FUNDING

Convergence offers feasibility study and proof of concept grant funding for practitioners to design catalytic blended finance vehicles that aim to attract private capital to global development at scale. Through this funding, Convergence also aims to foster market-wide learning.

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LATEST GRANTS

Design of a blended finance vehicle investing in ecosystem conservation and restoration projects across Southeast Asia
Design of Dual Blended Finance Structure I (“DBFS”) to invest in community-focused regenerative agroforestry projects in Indonesia
Design of blended facility to provide upfront capital for development of distributed renewable energy projects in South & Southeast Asia
Design of blended finance facility to de-risk lending and unlock financing for innovative climate-smart enterprises and their end customers in India
Design of blended climate and gender-smart debt fund investing in scalable biochar projects and agriculture SMEs
Design of a Blended Finance Project for investing in agricultural technology and mini-grid companies in Sub-Saharan Africa
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