Convergence 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.

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Select members include the leading public investors, foundations, private investors, and deal sponsors in blended finance:

Who is membership for?

Convergence membership provides development agencies with all the tools, data, intelligence, and deal flow they require to successfully engage in blended finance to achieve their development objectives. Convergence supports development agencies to:

  • Understand the potential of blended finance to support in achieving their development objectives.
  • Build the case internally for blended finance based on its impact to-date.
  • Develop a blended finance strategy and approach.
  • Understand best practices and lessons learned from case studies on past transactions.
  • Develop the capacity to participate in blended finance transactions, from due diligence to monitoring.
  • Access a high quality blended finance deal pipeline screened by Convergence.
  • Compare active deals to historical deals.
  • Connect with other key stakeholders in the market, across public, philanthropic, and private sectors.

Convergence provides DFIs and MDBs with all the tools, data, intelligence, and deal flow they require to (i) broaden their impact by sharing lessons learned and the impact of their blended finance activities with others in the market (ii) successfully engage in blended finance to achieve their development objectives, and (iii) benchmark their activities against other leading institutions engaged in blended finance:

  • Understand the potential of blended finance to support in achieving the SDGs.
  • Build the case internally for blended finance based on it's impact to-date.
  • Develop a blended finance strategy and approach as well as the capacity to participate effectively in blended finance transactions
  • Publish the institution’s blended finance lessons learned and results to-date to the broader market.
  • Benchmark activities against other leading institutions engaged in blended finance.
  • Access high quality deal flow that allow institutions to achieve financial and development objectives.
  • Participate in exclusive online and offline educational and networking opportunities
  • Connect with other key stakeholders in the market, across public, private, and philanthropic sectors.

Convergence provides foundations with the tools, data, intelligence, and deal flow they require to successfully engage in blended finance to achieve their mission. Convergence supports foundations to:

  • Understand the potential of blended finance to drive social and environmental impact.
  • Build the case internally for blended finance based on its impact to-date.
  • Develop a blended finance strategy and approach as well as the capacity to participate effectively in blended finance transactions.
  • Collaborate with like-minded institutions in the space around early-stage high-impact blended finance opportunities.
  • Access actionable insights on market trends, deals, and key players.
  • Understand best practices and lessons learned from case studies on past transactions.
  • Make informed and impactful blended finance decisions.
  • Participate in exclusive online and offline educational and networking opportunities.

Convergence provides private investors with access to high quality deal flow as well as networking opportunities to connect with key stakeholders in the blended finance market. Convergence supports private investors to:

  • Access high quality deal flow.
  • Compare active deals to historical deals.
  • Understand best practices and lessons learned from case studies on past transactions.
  • Make informed blended finance decisions based on data and actionable insights.
  • Benchmark their activities against other leading institutions applying blended finance.
  • Participate in exclusive online and offline networking opportunities.
  • Connect with other key stakeholders in the market, across public, private, and philanthropic sectors.

Convergence provides deal sponsors with visibility and access to networks, data, and intelligence in order to raise funding for their blended finance transactions. Convergence supports deal sponsors to:

  • Gain increased visibility for transactions that are in fundraising mode.
  • Compare their transactions to others in the market.
  • Understand best practices and lessons learned from case studies on past transactions.
  • Leverage historical blended finance data and insights to bolster investment case.
  • Connect with other key stakeholders in the market, across public, private, and philanthropic sectors.
  • Participate in exclusive online and offline educational and networking opportunities.

Convergence offers an intelligence subscription to institutions who are not principals in financial transactions, but who wish to access Convergence’s data and intelligence. An intelligence subscription offers full access to Convergence's historical deal database, case studies, and reports, among other products.

Membership benefits

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.

Membership pricing

Membership fees are due annually, and are dependent on institution type and size. Once you have started the registration process for your institution, our team will reach out to you to discuss pricing options.

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