As the need for climate action rapidly grows, we need to address the obstacles to investing in climate solutions in emerging markets. Blended finance can vastly increase the amount of money we have to spend on tackling climate change – but it needs to be scaled up.
The UN-convened Net Zero Asset Owners Alliance recently released a report called ‘Scaling Blended Finance for Climate Change’. In light of this, we explore the value and impact of blended finance in this episode. We discuss the barriers and perceptions that make mobilising finance into emerging and developing economies difficult. We learn about the types of financial instruments that can be used to de-risk investments. And we hear about the latest investor trends targeting positive climate outcomes.
We have an exciting line-up of guests for the show including Joost Zuidberg, CEO Cardano Development, Michael Klaster, Portfolio Director at Legal and General Capital, Louis La Paz, Developer at Cardano Development, Bertrand Ketchassi, Investment Manager at InfraCo Africa, Dr. Nnamdi Igbokwe PhD , Director, Knowledge and Thought Leadership at Convergence Blended Finance and Ivo Mulder, Head of Climate Finance Unit at the United Nations Environment Program.
If you are interested in learning more about how blended finance can help address the urgent challenge of climate change, please reach out to us at [email protected].