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Defining and scaling best practice in blended finance

13 April 2021
in MFI/DFI, ESG-tied debt, Certified green
<!DOCTYPE html><html><head><title></title></head><body aria-disabled="false"><p fr-original-style="" style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-size: 16px; font-weight: 400;">Blended finance has been held up as the key to mobilising greater volumes of capital for sustainable and impact investing. It involves layering different types of capital - often with different return expectations and objectives - onto a single project.</p><p fr-original-style="" style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-size: 16px; font-weight: 400;">But what does blended finance mean for larger infrastructure transactions? Is there a role for philanthropic capital? To what extent do DFIs comprise the market for large-scale blended finance?</p><p fr-original-style="" style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-size: 16px; font-weight: 400;">Beyond the question of definitions, how can project developers most effectively structure blended finance transactions, and in what sectors and for what assets is blended finance most suitable?</p><p fr-original-style="" style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-size: 16px; font-weight: 400;">Joining Proximo&#39;s moderator Tom Hopkins for our <a fr-original-style="" href="https://webinars.proximoinfra.com/session/Play/1615" style="user-select: auto; color: rgb(0, 161, 158);">blended finance webinar</a> are:</p><p fr-original-style="" style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-size: 16px; font-weight: 400;">Matthew Jordan-Tank, director, sustainable infrastructure policy &amp; project preparation, EBRD</p><p fr-original-style="" style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-size: 16px; font-weight: 400;">Maria Teresa Zappia, deputy CEO, BlueOrchard</p><p fr-original-style="" style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-size: 16px; font-weight: 400;">Kruskaia Sierra-Escalante, senior manager, blended finance, IFC</p><p fr-original-style="" style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-size: 16px; font-weight: 400;"><br></p><h4 fr-original-style="text-align: center;" style='text-align: center; font-size: 22px; line-height: 1.2; margin-bottom: 30px; margin-top: 30px; font-weight: 400; font-family: "Maven Pro", sans-serif; color: rgb(11, 51, 63);'><strong fr-original-style="" style="font-weight: 700;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Apply to attend</span></strong></h4><p fr-original-style="text-align: center;" style="text-align: center; margin: 0px 0px 20px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-size: 16px; font-weight: 400;"><span fr-original-class="fr-video fr-fvc fr-draggable" fr-original-style="display: block; clear: both; text-align: center;" style="display: block; clear: both; text-align: center; user-select: none; position: relative;">&nbsp;<iframe src="https://go.pardot.com/l/397752/2021-03-23/8y6qn8" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen="" style="width: 369px; height: 623px; box-sizing: content-box; max-width: 100%; border: 0px;" fr-original-style="width: 369px; height: 623px;" fr-original-class="fr-draggable"></iframe>&nbsp;</span></p><p fr-original-style="" style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-size: 16px; font-weight: 400;">&nbsp;</p><p fr-original-style="" style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-size: 16px; font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><strong fr-original-style="" style="font-weight: 700;">About Proximo Webinars</strong></span></p><p fr-original-style="" style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-size: 16px; font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Our webinars are short, single-topic events of wide interest to the industry. The perfect chance to interact with peers, market experts and Proximo&#39;s own experts, the webinars offer in depth analysis and insight - available to watch live or on-demand.&nbsp;</span></p><p fr-original-style="" style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-size: 16px; font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">Our webinars are closed to Proximo Members. If you&#39;re not yet a member, contact us to find out if your company has a membership and we&#39;ll go from there. Email <a fr-original-style="" href="mailto:team@proximoinfra.com" style="user-select: auto; color: rgb(0, 161, 158);">team@proximoinfra.com</a> today.</span></p></body></html>

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