Zurich, Switzerland - 3 DaysWednesday
To use public funds more effectively and mobilize private investment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has become a key concern of many development agencies and donor organizations. While the idea to create blended finance models is compelling, one specific approach holds particular promise: empowering high-impact enterprises with market-based solutions to scale and deliver positive impact in a sustainable way – a bottom-up approach.
This actionable, practice-driven program is specifically designed for providers of public or philanthropic funding, who strive to maximize the impact of their grants or investments and want to be on top of the most innovative solutions and trends.It includes outstanding lecturers, features inspiring live cases and received exceptional feedbacks in several program runs since inception in 2018. The three-day program will provide valuable insights on strategies and instruments to “leverage” own resources by blending it with private investment for small and growing businesses in developing and emerging countries. It will also shed light on the whole spectrum of finance for impact and international development.
A specific focus will be on catalytic financing tools that are able to attract additional capital for high-impact enterprises. The program is organized by the Initiative for Blended Finance at the University of Zurich, with program partners Roots of Impact, University of Zurich Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth, and Convergence.
The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) is going virtual – and truly global – with the GSG Global Impact Summit 2020 on September 9th, 10th and 11th.
The time is now for a just and impact-led recovery that benefits all people and our planet. Bringing together stakeholders from across the world, this year’s event will showcase how the actions of us all, are putting impact at the heart of COVID-19 response and recovery.
As the impact economy approaches tipping point, it brings solutions that the world needs – and the Summit will highlight our incredible capacity to respond, re-build and rally.
Over three days we will build a virtual space for you to be inspired, share your progress and collaborate in a wide variety of interactive formats including networking roundtables, 1:1 meeting rooms and deep-dive workshops.
We’re scheduling it across timezones so that wherever you are, you can access the most relevant portions of the conference live. Core programming each day will run for three action-packed hours, alongside regional sessions for your timezone.
GSG NAB Members can access limited complimentary passes via their NAB Chair. A pass for all three days of the Summit is just US$150 (including tax) for non-members.