Blended Finance Gets a $500 Million Boost: Convergence CEO Discusses Groundbreaking Partnership with IFC
US $2.5 trillion: That’s the estimated funding gap the world needs to close in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. To achieve this daunting goal, says Convergence CEO Joan Larrea, “We need to tap into new sources of capital, particularly from private investors” – a goal Convergence advances by connecting, educating and supporting investors to execute blended finance transactions. This approach recently got a half billion dollar shot in the arm; our interview with Larrea reveals how.
Rwanda's renewable energy sector has received a $50 million injection to be distributed through the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD).
- Sub-Saharan Africa
The firm intends to raise $200 million for the fund, which will make it the largest impact investment fund raised by a homegrown asset manager. Aavishkaar expects to achieve the final close of the fund in the next 12-18 months, said Rai.
- South Asia