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Better terms for better impact - early results and future directions for Impact-Linked Finance

Katie Naeve May 26, 2021

Situated at the intersection of blended finance, impact investing, and results-based finance, impact-linked finance is a new social investment approach that links financial rewards for market-based organizations to the achievements of positive social outcomes, thereby improving the risk-return profile of investments. Applications of impact-linked finance have been piloted in several sectors, showing strong early success. 

This panel will explore the promise of impact-linked finance and provide real-world examples of its application, including Social Impact Incentives (SIINC). Representatives from the donor, innovative finance, and impact investing communities will present perspectives from their use of impact-linked finance to increase the effective use of public funds to leverage catalytic private capital to scale high-impact enterprises and innovations. The panel will also present future directions for impact-linked finance that participants can explore in their own work.

Format

Panel

Meta Themes

  • Impact Investing

  • Social Entrepreneurship

  • Sustainable Development

Themes

Outcome-based financing; impact-linked financing; SME-finance; blended finance

Purpose and Desired Outcome

This panel will explore the promise of impact-linked finance and provide real-world examples of its application, including Social Impact Incentives (SIINC). Representatives from the donor, innovative finance, and impact investing communities will present perspectives from their use of impact-linked finance to increase the effective use of public funds to leverage catalytic private capital to scale high-impact enterprises and innovations. The panel will also present future directions for impact-linked finance that participants can explore in their own work. It is envisioned that participants will gain a deeper understanding of the potential of impact linked finance and applications for its use across multiple sectors and impact areas.

Audiences

  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Asset Managers

  • Government

  • Service Providers

  • Accelerators & Incubators

Speakers

  • NameBjoern Struewer
  • TitleFounder & CEO
  • OrganizationRoots of Impact
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NamePeter Beez
  • TitleSenior Policy Advisory
  • OrganizationSwiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameKatie Naeve
  • TitleDirector of Impact and Partnerships
  • OrganizationRoot Capital
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameAlejandro Escobar
  • TitleLead Investment & Operations Officer
  • OrganizationIDB Lab
  • StatusInvited
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