GGGI-GCF Side Event: Public and private capital: an uncomfortable boundary


MAY 23, 2018
11:00 – 13:00
Innovate4Climate, Frankfurt

Green growth and low carbon projects need different types of capital at various stages of their evolution. A large amount of capital that could be deployed for projects in emerging markets is not flowing because its providers require risk mitigation, facilitation, or partnerships – endeavors that can be provided by other capital providers.

Concessional finance can mitigate some of these risks if deployed in innovative ways. But to effect capital flows in the trillions, the suite of blended finance instruments in the marketplace must increase. This side event will stir debate on what it will take to scale this market opportunity and make further dents in risk reduction of projects.


  • Jiwoo Choi, Head of Financial Institutions and Structured Finance, Green Climate Fund
  • Katherine Stodulka, Project Manager, Blended Finance Taskforce / Associate, SYSTEMIQ
  • Kruskaia Sierra-Escalante, Head, Blended Finance for Climate, Climate Business Department, IFC – International Finance Corporation
  • Speakers will include public and private financial institutions and investors.

Moderated by Mahua Acharya, Assistant Director General and Head of Investment and Policy Solutions Division, the Global Green Growth Institute.