AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


Making Innovative Finance Practicable in India

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)


Online and India

Date & time

06 February 2020



06 February 2020


About this event

Making Innovative Finance Practicable in India
Date : Thursday, 06 February 2020
Time : 4:00-5:00pm (IST)

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In recent years, significant strides have been made towards improving global social outcomes across access to health, education, and better livelihoods, thanks to the efforts of multiple actors including governments, foundations and global donors. Yet a lot more needs to be done in order to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Innovative finance promises to play a key role in helping mobilize additional capital and achieving greater change with the current public and donor financing.

AVPN member KOIS works with public and private organizations to design and deploy the right innovative financing mechanisms to address key social and environmental problems and create more impact.

The webinar will:

  1. Provide an understanding of innovative finance and the range of tools available to funders, as well as address common myths and perceptions
  2. Demonstrate, through concrete examples, the potential of innovative finance to create more impact per philanthropic dollar spent
  3. Showcase the ability of innovative finance to leverage more capital from private sector for every philanthropic dollar
  4. Discuss how to engage in innovative finance, the pros and cons of different instruments, and address potential concerns and challenges

About the Speakers

Serena Guarnaschelli
Partner, KOIS

Serena is an expert in innovative finance and impact investing, and is currently supporting the ICRC with the structuring and launch of the world’s first Humanitarian Impact Bond. She designed and supported the launch of Convergence, a blended finance platform focused on emerging and frontier markets.

Prabu Thiruppathy
Principal, KOIS

Prabu specializes in innovative finance, impact investing, and building inclusive business models in healthcare. He advises corporates, development agencies, and private investors on the design and structuring of innovative finance vehicles, and handles investments in disruptive healthcare innovators and enterprises.

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