20 June 2018
    To promote blended finance and share insights, data, and intelligence, Convergence organized a blended finance knowledge exchange for Sida and affiliated organizations in Stockholm from 28-29 May. Read more for the session's attendees, objectives, and modules.
  • BLOG
    14 June 2018
    G7’s 2X challenge: Blending finance with a gender lens
    Women and girls represent one half of the global population, yet only about half of working-age women are employed and women represent less than 37% of global GDP. On June 9, at the G7 summit in Quebec, Canada, the G7’s development finance institutions (DFIs) announced a new USD 3B commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • NEWS
    22 May 2018
    Convergence opens first regional office in Africa
    “We have opened our first regional office in Nairobi, Kenya. This marks a significant milestone for us, as we expand into Africa and endeavour to bring blended finance data, intelligence, and deal flow to more institutions around the world,” stated Joan Larrea, CEO of Convergence.
    25 April 2018
    Women's World Banking awarded grant to design $100M blended fund
    TORONTO, 25 April 2018 - Convergence has awarded a grant to Women’s World Banking Asset Management to design the Women’s World Banking Capital Partners Fund II (“WWBCP II”) as well as a pioneering methodology for assessing gender gaps among the staff and client base of the companies it invests in.
  • NEWS
    19 April 2018
    Convergence CEO Joan Larrea named to FinDev Canada's advisory council
    FinDev Canada, Canada’s development finance institution, is pleased to announce the first members of its Advisory Council. The Council will guide and advise the institution as it works to identify opportunities to use financial solutions to positively impact global poverty.
  • NEWS
    05 April 2018
    Our grantee Africa GreenCo among the Lab’s 9 sustainable investment vehicles for 2018
    The Lab – a public-private initiative composed of experts in sustainable investment from governments, development finance institutions, and the private sector – has picked nine new investment vehicles to drive much-needed finance to low-carbon, climate-resilient global development, out of over 100 ideas submitted into a competitive pool.
    02 April 2018
    Impact investment and blended finance for development agencies
    Convergence is part of a collective of organizations that is jointly organizing a three-day executive program that will provide valuable insights on how you can use public and/or philanthropic funds to attract private investments towards sustainable development.