Financial Innovation for Humanitarian Causes

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 From 16:30 to 18:00 (CET) Impact Hub - Grand Salon
Supply Demand Mismatch

This session will showcase various financial innovations for humanitarian purposes, drawing across the capital spectrum: grants, impact bonds, debt and private equity funds. Presented by leading institutions, half of the solutions have already been launched, and half are in development, providing different engagement opportunities for donors and investors.


Chris Clubb

Managing Director - Convergence

Chris has 25+ years of experience financing development projects in emerging & frontier markets. Prior to joining Convergence, he was EBRD’s Director leading investment activities in early transition countries

Juan Luis Coderque Galligo

Head of New Financing Models/Innovative Finance - International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

JuanLuis has been working for the ICRC since 1997. In 2014, he set up ICRC’s Corporate Partnerships Unit with a focus on bringing the corporate sector in support of ICRC

Will Jacobsen

VP Strategic Investments and Head of Investor Relations - Kiva

Will joined Kiva in December 2018 to launch Kiva Capital and lead structuring for Kiva Capital vehicles. Prior to that, he managed investor relations and fundraising for MicroVest Capital Management

Siddhartha Sinha

Innovative Finance Officer - UNHCR

Siddhartha works with partners to bring more sustainable, efficient, and effective resources for the benefit of refugees and host communities. Before that, Siddhartha worked in Deutsche Bank’s Global Markets division

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Rosa Sangiorgio

Moderator - Head of Responsible Investing - Pictet Wealth Management

Rosa is leading the ESG effort for Pictet Wealth Management. She has over 22 years experience in structuring, managing and distributing traditional & responsible investment solutions.