Convergence is part of a collective of organizations that is jointly organizing this 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.
An exclusive webinar for Investment Network members to unpack findings and key takeaways of our new report. The webinar will identify five key considerations for engaging institutional investors in blended finance and recommend next steps for improved alignment between development financiers and institutional investors.
The goal of the Knowledge Exchange and Learning Session on Blended Finance is to further support the application and use of the OECD Blended Finance Principles and allow for the scaling up and further mainstreaming of blended finance. The focus will be on best practices and how these are applied in the context of the Principles.
Convergence organized a capacity building session with the African Development Bank on alternative and blended finance in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The objective was to discuss approaches to attract more private sector investment to African countries, leveraging the balance sheet and capacity of the AfDB.
An exclusive webinar featuring our recently launched report 'The State of Blended Finance'.
SOCAP17 will be our 10th convening at the intersection of money + meaning. SOCAP17 will convene over 2,500 impact investors, world-class entrepreneurs, and innovative cross-sector practitioners dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good. Our annual flagship event in San Francisco has become the leading gathering of the social capital markets, with more than 12,000 participants.
On September 18, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings, in partnership with Convergence, will host a launch event for the report "Impact Bonds in Developing Countries – Early Learnings from the Field."
This year the Social Good Summit Geneva showcases Accelerate2030 finalists and large ticket investment from Africa and discusses the role of innovative financing in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Organised by the European Commission, the European Development Days (EDD) bring the development community together to share ideas and experiences that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.
The Roundtable focused on practical solutions, approaches, and partnerships that could be pursued to achieve Canada's new International Assistance Policy.
The workshop aimed to design investment mechanisms that will enable climate-smart lending through local financial institutions and value-chain intermediaries in the Ghanaian cocoa sector.
The FX Risk in Development workshop was one of the largest workshops dedicated to identified and advanced best-practice foreign exchange (FX) risk solutions.
The workshop aimed to shift the impact bond dialogue from theory to action by starting a concrete conversation around pracititoners’ day-to-day experiences designing and implementing impact bonds
CTA's Blending4Agriculture conference, building off Convergence’s previous workshop on blended finance for agriculture, focused on climate smart agricultural finance, post-harvest financing, and support structures such as insurance.
Convergence spoke at the 18th Annual Global Private Equity Conference. For more information, visit www.globalpeconference.com.
Financing & Innovation in Global Health (FIGH) 2016 aimed to spark the deployment of blended finance, creativity, entrepreneurship, and technology to drive effective and transformative global health investment.
Convergence’s Blended Finance for Agriculture workshop, in partnership with Citi and UNEP FI, discussed blended finance opportunities for agriculture, with a specific spotlight on financing local value chains, blended funds for agribusiness investment, and results-based financing for sustainable agriculture.
Convergence supported the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Investor and Policy Lab on Private Finance and Returnable Capital for Health, which convened a unique blend of over 75 health-focused participants to discuss the role public and private investors can play in closing the health funding gap.
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