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The Growing Role of Private Capital in Financing Climate Friendly Investments

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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A joint presentation by the Energy and Global Finance Thematic Groups

Fighting climate change is a global imperative that will not only require action from governments and multilateral institutions but also significant investments from the private sector. In a post-Covid world, climate-related investing is a huge opportunity — large amounts of capital can be mobilized to fund clean infrastructure, reduce energy and water use, and make good on commitments to Net-Zero energy initiatives. However, navigating these investments while avoiding green-washing remains a challenge. Are incentives for private investment in renewable energy sufficiently strong to unleash the volume of investment required to reach Net-Zero by 2050?

Afsaneh Beschloss spent two decades at the World Bank, which included, inter alia, service leading energy investment financing, especially in renewable energy; sector policy work; founding the natural gas group to replace coal in many developing countries, and then serving as Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer, with responsibility for the Bank’s balance sheet, funding, ratings, investments, and financial advisory services to many countries. At Rock Creek (which manages $16.7 billion) her focus on impact investing and inclusion has shown that, with the right approach, doing well for the beneficiaries of endowments, foundations, and pension funds, and doing good in the world can often go hand in hand.

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May 19
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


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The 1818 Society – Energy Thematic Group
1818 Society Global Finance Group (GFG)