The AVPN – SEED Climate Finance Lab, will explore how to develop the right financing products for early-stage climate smart enterprises; it will be a ‘taster’ of the 9-month AVPN-SEED Climate Finance Lab programme to be launched in Q2 of 2020.
This workshop will address the challenges and opportunities involved in the creation of innovative financing products and instruments for climate finance. It will feature two AVPN members whose work will be used as key case studies to prompt thought and discussion about how to mobilize capital into climate action.
The focus of the workshop is the needs of growing “missing middle” climate-smart enterprises and how these can be met through targeted, climate finance products. This would be of particular interest to representatives of commercial banks, development finance institutions, microfinance institutions, impact investors, venture capital and angel investors, government authorities and leading international development organisations.