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Nowhere is the opportunity for sustainable finance greater than in Asia. Many Asian countries have achieved strong economic growth over a sustained period of time, and this has enabled large-scale improvements in living standards and reductions in poverty across the continent. However, this model of resource-intensive growth has created long-term risks to sustainability, and Asia faces the threat of unraveling past gains if these risks are not effectively addressed. Private capital and innovative financing mechanisms are critical to ensure that Asia maintains its growth momentum as well as achieves its sustainable development goals.
Join us at this roundtable to learn about the most innovative financial products and instruments currently in the Asian market that aim to achieve social and environmental benefits alongside attractive market-rate returns. Hear insights from our latest report, “Financing the Future of Asia – Innovations in Sustainable Finance”, produced in partnership with FSG with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, and identify opportunities to engage more directly in this space.
The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission—unchanged since 1913—is to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Today the Foundation advances new frontiers of science, data, policy, and innovation to solve global challenges related to health, food, power, and economic mobility. As a science-driven philanthropy focused on building collaborative relationships with partners and grantees, The Rockefeller Foundation seeks to inspire and foster large-scale human impact that promotes the well-being of humanity by identifying and accelerating breakthrough solutions, ideas and conversations.
As part of its long record of innovation that has led to great transformations, The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to using philanthropic risk capital—through both grants and program-related investments (PRIs)—to develop and scale the next generation of innovative finance solutions that are needed to close the gap between global development funding needs and resources that are currently available.
FSG is a mission-driven consulting firm with two decades of experience in supporting and guiding leaders to create large-scale, lasting social impact. They provide customised consulting services, innovative thought leadership, and support for learning communities. Through a collaborative approach, they help foundations, businesses, nonprofits, and governments around the world accelerate progress by designing, developing and evaluating strategies to advance their social missions.