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Workshop Summary | Stanford Workshop on Blended Finance

Alicia Seiger

On May 9, 2019, the Stanford Energy Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI), in partnership with Bank of America (BofA) and the World Bank Group (WBG), hosted a workshop on blended finance. The workshop was held in recognition of the fact that flows of private capital into sustainable projects in developed and developing markets is not meeting global ambition toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The day’s discussion was oriented around an investigation of the organization, structure and performance of blended finance vehicles. The goal was to identify models for success and drive toward a blueprint for a vehicle, based on research and analysis, with greater potential to increase the speed and scale of capital flows.