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Design Funding Window Launch: SDG Impact Finance Initiative

06 Apr 22 -

We invite you to join us virtually for the launch of the new SDG Impact Finance Initiative Design Funding Window, which will award grants for innovative impact finance solutions that will mobilize private capital for sustainable development in emerging and frontier markets. This new Window will focus on education, jobs, climate, and responsible consumption/production.

Register for the webinar today to:

  • Learn about the SDG Impact Finance Initiative
  • Learn about Convergence’s Design Funding Program
  • Gain insights into how to apply and evaluation criteria
  • Get your questions about the Window answered

The SDG Impact Finance Initiative is a unique public-private partnership launched in December 2021 by a consortium of four Swiss organizations - Credit Suisse, UBS Optimus Foundation, the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Convergence is the implementing partner for the Initiative’s inaugural Design Funding Window.

The Design Funding Window is now open and the first submission deadline is June 30, 2022. Visit the Design Funding page to apply.


Opening remarks – 9:00-9:05 AM ET / 3:00-3:05 PM CET

Introduction to the SDG Impact Finance Initiative – 9:05-9:15 AM ET / 3:05-3:15 PM CET

Introduction to Convergence and Design Funding Program: Chris Clubb, Managing Director, Convergence – 9:15-9:20 AM ET / 3:15-3:20 PM CET

Launch of Design Funding call for proposals – 9:20-9:35 AM ET / 3:20-3:35 PM CET

Case study of a Design Funding grantee: Christina (CJ) Juhasz, CIO, Women's World Banking – 9:35-9:40 AM ET / 3:35-3:40 PM CET

Q&A and conclusion – 9:40-10:00 AM ET / 3:40 PM-4:00 PM CET