March 30, 2021

Launch Of The Investing For Development Series

Join investing for development practioners in our new event series

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EVPA invites you to a new event series on investing for development. Our intention is to give visibility to topics that are critical to the investing for development community, share best practices and to foster the exchange with development (finance) practitioners.

This new series is a combination of open E-talks and EVPA Meet-ups that will provide our members with the opportunity to dive deeper into the topic. We will also join forces with our sister member networks in Asia (AVPN), Africa (AVPA) and Latin America (Latimpacto) for some of the topics. The topics we identified for the investing for development event series in 2021 include:

Topic 1: The role of Investing for Impact in innovative finance

Innovative finance is about both mobilising additional capital to close the signficiant SDG finance gap and about deploying capital more effectively and efficiently using innovative financing mechanism. We will introduce basic concepts and mechanism, take a deep dive into some mechanism and look at the role the investing for impact are playing and could be playing in the future. More information on the public EVPA E-Talk on Innovative Finance on 12th of May can be found here and on the Innovative Finance (member only) Deep Dive with focus on Outcome based finance on 3rd June can be found here.

Topic 2: Lessons learned from (Social) Entrepreneurship Development and Finance

Investing in and supporting (social) entrepreneurship development is already an important area of engagement for EVPAs investing for development community. We will have at least one public EVPA E-Talk on innovative approaches in (social) entrepreneurship development and investing followed by another member only deep dive into selected approaches and challenges in the third quarter of 2021. The exact dates will be shared soon.

Topic 3: Approaches to cross-sector collaboration for system change

Many of EVPA members form partnerships with (public) development agencies, goverments in emerging countries, financial institutions and (impact) investors, corporates as well as civil society to co-create innovative solutions to complex challenges in emerging countries and work together for transformative impact. We will have a combination of open E-Talks and member only Meet- Ups during the course of 2021. The excact dates will be shared soon.

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