Unlocking the Potential of Green Growth through Climate Finance and Innovations

  • 23 Sep 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 399 Park Ave Ste 35, New York, NY 10022


ICF opens our Climate Finance series with a special program that addresses the barriers to mobilizing climate finance to address the $5 trillion required annually by 2030 to achieve rapid action. With our program partners, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Capital Group - Private Client Services, ICF is convening a roundtable focused on strategies to unlock climate finance.

Join us as distinguished panelists will discuss opportunities and the formation of partnerships to unlock the potential of Green Growth through Climate Finance and Innovation with a focus on the key thematic areas including (1) Green Growth and Climate Action post-Covid; (2) Climate Finance; (3) Renewable Energy –Climate Smart Agriculture - CSA to achieve food security; (4) Green job creation; (5) Net Zero target - Paris Agreement Article 6; (6) Green Bonds; And (7) Gender and Equality and Social Inclusion in Climate Change.

Our guest speakers include:

  • John Simon, Managing Partner, Total Impact Capital; former U.S. Ambassador to the African Union, member of the National Security Council, and Executive Vice President, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (now the US Development Finance Corporation)
  • Dr. Raymond Gilpin, Chief Economist and Head of Strategy, Analysis, and Research at UNDP Africa 
  • Dr. Kyung-Nam-Shin, Assistant Director-General and Head of Investments, Global Green Growth Initiative
  • Moya Connelly, COO, Etho Capital
  • Dr. Mahamadou Tounkara, Director of Governance, Strategy, and Partnerships, GGGI
  • Michael Lear, Senior Vice President, Private Wealth Services, Capital Group
  • Jeanette Mwendwa Gitobu, Director, Women in Wind Global Leadership Program and Policy Advisor, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)

The Roundtable will address opportunities for unlocking climate finance and advancing green growth innovations, obtain interest and commitment for potential partnership and secure financially commitment to projects.


9:00 – 9:15 Welcome and Introductions

9:15 – 10:45 Roundtable discussion

10:45 – 11:30 Breakouts/networking

Evening: Cocktail reception at the Rubin Museum (open to entire ICF and partner network).

About convening organizations:

  • Impact Capital Forum (ICF): ICF provides a platform for collaboration and thought leadership to advance the impact of investing and social enterprise sectors.
  • Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI): Based in Seoul, Republic of Korea, GGGI is a treaty-based international, inter-governmental organization and supports its member government’s transition towards inclusive green growth across the thematic areas: sustainable energy, green cities, sustainable landscapes, green investment and climate action and inclusive development. To achieve this GGGI is working on policy, green investment pipeline development and finance mobilization at scale.
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): UNDP helps countries to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities and exclusion, and build resilience to achieve sustainable development.
  • Capital Group – Private Client Services: Capital Group is an investment management organization that has been helping people take control of their financial futures. The organization has stayed true to its core beliefs, with an approach to investing, and commitment to the community.

Complimentary Registration: Limited to 50 persons with demonstrated background/interest in climate finance.

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Impact Capital Forum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. New York, N.Y.

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