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April 15th, 2024

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Event Summary - Interaction Panel Discussion in London

Scaling Up Impact Investing in Developing Markets: addressing the misperception of risk and lack of liquidity

The inaugural event of the SDG Impact Finance Initiative (SIFI) in London, held on the 25th April 2024, brought together distinguished experts to tackle pressing issues in impact investing within developing markets, specifically focusing on the prevalent misperceptions of risk and the significant challenges related to liquidity. This interactive panel discussion offered an in-depth analysis and fostered collaboration among key stakeholders to improve methodologies and financial structures supporting impact investments. SIFI was excited to welcome Liliana de Sá (Head of Private Market Development, SECO), Bernard de Longevialle (Global Head of Sustainable Finance, S&P Global Ratings), Adrian Rimmer (Director Sustainable Finance, London Stock Exchange), Zbigniew Kominek (MD Finance, EBRD) and Sylvain Goupille (Founder and MD, Octobre) to the panel, moderated by Lena-Katharina Gerdes (Program Manager, SIFI) and Catherine Bukhal (Partnership Lead, SIFI). Selected participants included major asset managers, foundations, government representatives and think tanks.