The BlueOrchard Impact Summit, which took place in Pontresina (Switzerland) from October 3rd to 4th brought together over 120 thought leaders from around the world to discuss ways to close the SDG investment gap.
Developing countries face an alarming annual investment gap of USD 2.5 trillion in the key sustainable development sectors. Total investment needs in developing countries are estimated between USD 3.3 trillion to USD 4.5 trillion a year, mainly in the areas of food security, climate change mitigation and adaption, health, education and basic infrastructure. Although it almost seems impossible, bridging this gap is achievable through increased private sector investments. While global leadership and national policies will contribute to increase private investments, providing sustainable and scalable solutions is crucial to close this gap.
This year’s summit focused on how investments in Inclusive Growth, Climate Change, Education and Sustainable Infrastructure can contribute to closing this gap. In that framework, our Executive Director, Dr. Christophe Nuttall, IFC Western Europe Director, Stephanie Miller and Partners Group Co-Founder, Urs Wietlisbach shared their expertise on the financial instruments and solutions that can be used to scale up climate financing in developing countries.
Download BlueOrchard’s Impact Summit White Paper