Innovative Finance for Sustainable Development Conference

Nexus and The Gold Standard Foundation will host the inaugural Innovative Finance for Sustainable Development Conference (IFSD) focused on measuring and valuing co-benefits at the National Library in Singapore on November 11 and 12, 2014.

The two-day interactive conference, sponsored by the blue moon fund, will gather investors, donors, business and non-profit leaders to explore how innovative and powerful finance mechanisms, such as results-based finance (RBF), can support climate and development projects.

IFSD is a platform to advance and facilitate multi-stakeholder discussions on these innovative financing opportunities.

The agenda is now available, please click here.

“Results-based finance offers a promising opportunity to significantly scale-up investments for climate friendly development projects,” says Marion Verles, Executive Director for Nexus. “As a cooperative of development practitioners, we have designed the IFSD conference in such a way to spark discussions on everything from measuring and valuing co-benefits to the issues concerned with effective financing.”

The conference will include panel discussions, project presentations and networking sessions on topics such as:

  • Finance for climate and development: What is working? Where are the gaps?
  • How will a results-based approach work and why is it appealing to investors?
  • How can you value benefits beyond carbon?
  • Why is measuring, reporting and verifying the impacts important for success?
  • Who finances what and when?
  • Can results-based finance tackle the challenges of communicating sustainability?
  • Matching of public/private sector interests and project developer offerings: What are the opportunities and challenges? How are the risks determined and allocated?

Join these organizations already attending #IFSD2014:

  • Sustaintech
  • Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)
  • SNV Netherlands
  • iDE
  • Sindicatum
  • BIX Fund
  • Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture
  • & Natural Resource Management (WOCAN)
  • Hydrologic
  • Hivos
  • Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
  • S3IDF
  • Finland Futures Research Centre (FFRC)
  • Agence Franciase de Developpement (AFD)

Why should you attend #IFSD2014?

  • To gain knowledge about the latest research and best practice for a RBF approach to support climate and development projects
  • To learn from and network with high-profile industry leaders
  • To explore how RBF can help meet your organisational objectives
  • To learn how to maximise the economic and social impacts of your projects
  • To gain exposure for your organisation within the industry
  • To forge new partnerships

Who should attend #IFSD2014?

  • Impact investors and donors
  • International development agencies, foundations, policy makers, standards
  • CSR managers of corporations
  • Practioners with active projects in Asia and Africa that target poorer populations (e.g. NGOs, social enterprises, government programs etc)

Sponsor/exhibitor contact

David Jouan
[javascript protected email address]

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