Lade Araba, our Managing Director, Africa Region will be speaking on this webinar on blended finance hosted by Responsible Investor.
The OECD defines blended finance as “the strategic use of development finance for the mobilization of additional finance towards the SDGs in developing countries.” This RI webinar will move beyond definitions, to drill down into key areas of the blended finance debate. If achieving the SDGs requires a massive infrastructure build-out to provide clean water and sanitation (SDG6), affordable and clean energy (SDG7), and health centres and hospitals in urban and rural areas (SDG3), is blended finance up to the task? Expert speakers will present case studies on the integration of blended finance structures into existing investment strategies and explain how blended finance can yield a positive return both for investors and communities.
UNCDF (Speaker TBC)
Mafalda Duarte, Director, Climate Investment Funds
Ladé Araba, Managing Director, Africa Region, Convergence
Jennifer Pryce, President and CEO, Calvert Impact Capital
Moderated by Vibeka Mair, Responsible Investor