As a global community, we are at a critical moment. Nothing short of transformational change is required if we are to finance and build the resilient infrastructure needed to forestall the worsening climate crisis and related economic outcomes. According to the United Nations, a change of this magnitude equates to an increase in global investments from $3 trillion to between $5-7 trillion (USD). Collectively, institutional investors around the world have $100 trillion (USD) in assets under management. Engaging this important investor group, by leveraging blended finance solutions and increasing demand side-capacity, can reward them as investors while also reducing the infrastructure funding gap.
This series will convene a wide range of asset managers to share best practices and approaches to working with U.S. institutional investors. Specific objectives include co-creating climate and economic solutions, promoting capital flows, identifying compelling investment opportunities, and addressing prohibitive funding gaps. In addition, the information, insights, and roadmaps garnered through this series will serve to address the artificial barriers that often impede institutional investments in Africa and other emerging and developing economies
Key Benefits and Takeaways
• Present accurate, fact-based information on investment opportunities in Africa
• Highlight the role of institutional investors to develop/support the ecosystem alongside MDBs
Provide direction on pitchbook essentials, i.e., board composition, previous fund closings, U.S. (or other) institutional capital received, etc.
• Illustrate the comprehensive process required to obtain institutional funding