We invite you to join us virtually for the launch of the 5th edition of the State of Blended Finance on Wednesday, October 27th at 9:00 - 10:00 am EST. The State of Blended Finance is Convergence’s annual report on blended finance trends, opportunities, and challenges.
This year's report provides an updated analysis of the blended finance market, including blending approaches, sectors, regions and investor trends. For the first time, the report will also include a thematic focus on how to achieve scale in the blended finance market, highlighting key challenges and recommendations. The report will include guest op-eds from prominent stakeholders (e.g. BlackRock, USAID, IFC) in the blended finance market, including development agencies, MDBs and DFIs, think tanks, and private investors.
In the meantime, you can see the last edition of The State of Blended Finance here.
9:00-9:05am: Welcome remarks - Joan Larrea, CEO, Convergence
9:05-9:25am: Presentation of key highlights of the report - Convergence Content Team
9:30-9:35am: Challenges facing blended finance - Joan Larrea, CEO, Convergence
9:35-10:15am: Panel discussion moderated by Joan Larrea
Cameron Khosrowshashi, Senior Investment Advisor, Prosper Africa
Kruskaia Sierra-Escalante, Senior Manager, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Chinua Azubike, CEO, InfraCredit Nigeria
Nancy Lee, Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development (CGDEV)
Rael McNally, Senior Portfolio Manager, Global Renewable Power, BlackRock
10:25-10:30am: Closing remarks - Joan Larrea, CEO, Convergence