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Innovation Breakfast: Blended Finance – Mobilizing Private Capital for Impact

6th February 2020, 07:45 - 10:30


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What is blended finance and why is it such a hot topic? This question will be answered at this innovation breakfast.

While there is no dispute over the fact that there is a financing gap to reach the SDGs, there is not enough talk on how to actually close it. Public capital is not enough and private capital is not willing given the risk-return profile of investments in emerging and frontier markets. And somewhere along the line of discussing funding and financing, the question of impact gets lost.

Blended finance, which ‘blends’ development and philanthropic capital with private capital to achieve objectives for both sides, might offer some solutions to address these challenges.


Main questions this breakfast will answer are:

– How can blended finance help maximize impact?

– What are some innovative practices / cases of blended finance?

– What happens in reality vs the theory?

– What is the opportunity for blended finance as public funding is taking less risk?

– How does blended finance help aid or philanthropy become more impactful?

Join us for the innovation breakfast on the 6th of February and educate yourself on blended finance and, ultimately, help your organisation to shift to a blended finance structure!



07:45 – 08:15 Registration and breakfast

08:15 – 08:30 Welcome and intro by GreenBuzz and host

08:30 – 09:30 Inputs including:-

Taeun KwonCenter for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth of the University of Zurich

Antoine Prédour, Head of Energy Debt at responsAbility Investments AG

Maya Ziswiler, Head social impact Finance at UBS Optimus foundation

09:30 – 09:45 Discussions / questions

09:45 – 10:30 Wrap up and buzzing

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