Blended Finance

Blended Finance

“Blended Finance is the strategic use of development finance and philanthropic funds to mobilize private capital flows to emerging and frontier markets. (It) represents an opportunity to drive significant new capital flows into high-impact sectors, while effectively leveraging private sector expertise….”

OECD / World Economic Forum, 2015

At Social Finance Academy, we educate impact investors, social entrepreneurs and public & philanthropic funders to successfully attract and deploy capital for scaling positive impact. We are specialized in all aspects of innovative & blended finance and run targeted education formats for different types of funders, for example:

  • Executive Programs on Impact Investing & Blended Finance (e.g. for donor organisations & foundations, or for asset managers & banks)
  • (In-house) Blended Finance Workshops & Trainings

If you are interested in upcoming trainings, please contact us at or  register to stay tuned!

Source: OECD, 2018

Next Trainings

“Impact Investment & Blended Finance for Development Agencies & Foundations” (IIBF)

In August 2018, the Social Finance Academy – with our partners the University of Zurich Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP) and Convergence – organized for the first time an executive program, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The program was targeted at develop­ment agencies, public or multi­lateral organizations as well as foundations with a focus on international development. Following a very successful iteration, we decided to repeat the program in 2019: It will take place from August 28 to 30, 2019 in Zurich.

If you are interested in learning how to apply blended finance and impact investing to boost the SGDs, stay tuned for more to come. For a first inspiration, please feel free to check out our training offer by clicking here for our 2019 program flyer. The program is now open for registrations at this University of Zurich CSP registration link.

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Useful Resources

Inspired to get a quick start into the topic of Blended Finance? Here are a few recommended readings: