Catalytic capital, or investments that address capital gaps left by government and mainstream capital, has the potential to generate social and environmental outcomes that otherwise could not be achieved. The OECD has estimated that USD 4.2 trillion funding gap needs to be filled before the world can achieve the SDGs in 2030. Yet public funding for development has remained stagnant in the last decade and geographical disparities in global investment persist. Many impact investments are skewed towards investment-ready and developed markets instead of underserved geographies and populations. Catalytic capital deployment has the capacity to address these gaps and support investment opportunities which do not fit the risk-return profile or other conventional investment expectations that developed markets require.
While regional contexts may differ, investors deploying catalytic capital commonly encounter similar challenges. Embracing these shared challenges provides a unique opportunity for cross-regional knowledge exchange. This webinar was designed to empower investors with invaluable insights and best practices for catalytic capital deployment across the diverse regions of Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. Whether you are just starting or looking to scale your catalytic capital deployment, this session will be of relevance.
Over the past 18 months, social investor networks in Asia (AVPN), Europe (EVPA), Africa (AVPA), and Latin America (LatImpacto) have actively engaged with funders and investors in their respective regions to facilitate the sharing and learning of catalytic capital practices. The goal? To enable its effective deployment on a global scale.
This webinar marks the culmination of this dynamic global journey and serves as the final installment in the series of Global Webinars on Catalytic Capital.
- Explore the trends and best-practice case examples on catalytic capital deployment in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America;
- Identify region-specific opportunities and challenges faced by investors;
- Experience cross-regional learning in catalytic capital deployment worldwide.
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