Do you want to speak at SOCAP23? The SOCAP Open Session Submission Period Is LIVE!

Submit Your Ideas Here by April 1!

Climate Adaption Finance: Matching Supply with Demand

Richard Greenberg July 11, 2022

The objective of the session is to discuss how private and public providers of capital can better reach entities in emerging markets that offer the best climate adaptation solutions and services. Currently, global investments are roughly 15%-20% of the estimated $300-500 billion annual financing needed by 2050 to address climate adaptation. Discussions will focus on how (1) capital providers can identify bankable opportunities and deploy funds at scale and (2) what enterprises and project developers can do to enhance bankability and attract investment to reach commercial sustainability. In addition, the session will address how investors are applying a climate adaptation lens on their investment portfolios and initiatives they are taking to increase the pipeline of prospective adaptation-focused investments.


Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)

Meta Themes

  • Accelerate Climate Action


Power and Capital

Purpose and Desired Outcome

The purpose of the session is to help investors and investees (enterprise, intermediaries, and project developers) focused on climate adaptation better understand each other's capabilities and needs, with an outcome of the initiation of partnerships leading to actual investments and the replication of successful investment models at a larger scale.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Asset Managers

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Corporate & SME

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Government

  • Service Providers


  • NameTara Guelig
  • TitleDirector, Sustainability and Impact
  • OrganizationThe Lightsmith Group
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameBen Broche
  • TitleAssociate Director/Lead - Global Innovation Lab for Climate Financetion
  • OrganizationClimate Policy Initiative
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameMaria Tapia
  • TitleProgram Lead, Climate Finance
  • OrganizationGlobal Center on Adaptation
  • StatusInvited
Join the SOCAP Newsletter!