Although an increasing number of investors are committed to driving a net-zero economy and investing in sustainable practices, hesitancy remains over the early-stage nature of partnerships with transformative SDG ambitions. To find the required finance and move beyond the status quo, innovative approaches are necessary to achieve a brighter future.

Traditional approaches to development grants alone are insufficient, and opportunities provided by private sector finance—for instance, when used in conjunction with public sources—are now recognized as essential for bringing forth innovative, transformative solutions. This webinar looks into the barriers partnerships and investors face and provides recommendations for those looking to create a more sustainable economy.

Join CEOs, investors and experts on September 9th as the WRI Business Center, The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and P4G (Partnerships for Growth) launch their highly anticipated report "Unlocking Early-Stage Financing for SDG Partnerships".


  • Ani Dasgupta, President & CEO, World Resources Institute (WRI) – moderator
  • Amit Bouri, CEO and Co-Founder, The Global Impact Investment Network (GIIN) – panelist
  • Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO, The Global Environment Facility (GEF) – panelist
  • Lisa Ashford, CEO of Energise Africa – panelist
  • David Dewez, Managing Partner, Incofin – panelist