This working paper (report) has been jointly produced by the Blended Finance Breakthrough Taskforce (BFBT) convened by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission, and Convergence. The State of Blended Finance aims to expand the evidence-base around the potential of blended finance to help close the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) funding gap by summarizing blended finance deal trends and identifying ongoing blended finance-related efforts of key actors in the space. This report will inform the recommendations the BFBT intends to deliver to unlock systemic barriers in the blended finance ecosystem that are currently preventing the flow of mainstream capital into blended finance transactions at scale.
About the Global Impact Investing Network
The Global Impact Investing Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing around the world. Impact investments are investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.