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:
- Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)
- SNV Netherlands
- BIX Fund
- Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture
- & Natural Resource Management (WOCAN)
- Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
- 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)
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