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 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM PDT

Creating Better Structures for Better Resiliency

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals for a host of different reasons, none of which will be solved without greater private capital flowing towards development projects in developing countries. Blended finance is a structuring approach that has proven to invite diverse investors, foster multi-stakeholder collaboration and mobilize greater capital towards the environment and social impact. But, it has yet to generate a consistent stream of transactions that attract institutional money, so the billions-to-trillions goal remains tantalizingly out of reach. How do we get there to realize our goals this decade of impact? 

This interactive session will explore the role of blended finance in mobilizing capital towards developing projects, while enabling cooperation, collaboration and multi-stakeholder engagement. We’ll kick-off with a sweeping view of the field, noting some of the innovative, scalable, blended transactions that have hit the global market, and review the mandates of the catalytic and commercial actors in these deals. 

Participants will then break out into small group sessions, each focused on a recently closed or live blended transaction led by one of the participants of that transaction to deep-dive into the: Structuring Terms and negotiation points of each player in the deal Fundraising strategy used by deal sponsors seeking catalytic and commercial capital and, how they overcame inherent barriers Tension between innovation and standardization.

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Adhiti Gupta

Manager, Market Acceleration & Design Funding

Convergence Blended Finance

Georges Beukering

Head – Capital Raising, Investor Relations and Business Development 

Climate Fund Managers

Joan Larrea


Convergence Blended Finance

Aakif Merchant

Manager, Training and Engagement


Kevin Bender

Ag Managing Director NatureVest for Blue Bonds

The Nature Conservancy

Safia Gulamani

Associate Director Client Services


Zach Knight

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Blue Forest Conservation

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