Catalytic Capital: Partnerships and Alignment

Globally, we face significant development challenges such as climate change, gender inequality, inequitable access to healthcare, and access to quality jobs. It has been well publicized that in this poly-crisis moment, the financing gap to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has widened to USD 4 trillion a year. Innovative financial tools and collaboration is required to meet this moment.

Catalytic capital, which accepts disproportionate risk and/or concessionary return and enables third-party investment, has the potential to help close the gaps left by government and mainstream capital and generate impact that otherwise could not be achieved.

In the first of a series of Global Webinars on Catalytic Capital from the IVPC Family of Networks, this webinar will kick off with an exploration of alignment & partnership, a foundational element for successfully deploying catalytic capital.

Catalytic capital models tend to involve a number of different parties, each with their own set of priorities and ambitions. This can result in a misalignment of expectations and differences in risk-reward perception, particularly between commercial and impact investors. The process of alignment is time and cost-intensive, but critical to the success of the catalytic capital deployment.

Learn from deployers of Catalytic Capital from Asia and Africa about:

  • Building trusted partnerships with investors across varying risk and return priorities
  • Different approaches to achieving alignment and coordination with various types of partners
  • Explore challenges faced and how they were overcome

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 GMT / 12:00 AM – 1:00 AM EST

Location: Virtual

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023