We were pleased to host the Role of Blended Finance and Public-Private Partnership in the Fight Against Climate Change which was part of our COP Talks series. This series built on the themes and ambitions of COP27, which was held in Sharm El-Sheikh on November 6 - 18. The financial services industry is an integral player in the quest to achieve a net-zero economy and to support broader sustainable development goals, and our COP Talks covered some of the toughest yet most important issues facing the industry.
Collaborative efforts to de-risk and bring down the cost of financing for climate investment—including in emerging and developing economies—are bringing together private sector investors, governments, multilateral development banks, philanthropy and the broader development finance community. While there are many innovative projects underway around the world, initiatives to date have been small, customized, and largely unconnected. Scaling this catalytic blended finance in support of global climate goals will require more effective pooling of commercial and concessional funding sources. How do we ensure the right policy and regulatory environment is in place to support more effective public private partnerships—for example, in climate-resilient infrastructure—and a substantial expansion of blended finance?
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