As the broader effects of the COVID pandemic are becoming more apparent, countries are exploring different strategies to respond through their stimulus packages and aid is projected to decrease, the question of how to finance systemic ‘transitions’ - from green economy to digital disruption- is increasingly salient.
The UNDP Innovation Networks of the Asia Pacific, Europe and Central Asia are joining up to host a virtual series focused on the nexus of emergent approaches to funding system change and ways to build a suitable pipeline of interventions based on system transformation logic. Across the month of August we are hosting a multi-part series to draw upon emergent models and propositions.
Part A- the first half of August focuses on transformation capital- exploring a new lens to finance, investment, portfolio logic and collaboration among systems entrepreneurs.
Session 1 (August 4) = The Portfolio and Transformational Capital Case - insights from EIT Climate-KIC with Dominic Hofstetter, Director of Capital & Investments
Session 2 (August 11) = The Role of Social Capital Infrastructure and Systemic Entrepreneurs, a panel with Odin Mühlenbein- Partner at Ashoka Germany; Jeroo Billimoria- Ashoka and Schwab Fellow, Catalyst 2030; Olga Shirobokova- Ashoka Globalizer
Part B- the latter half of August will highlight concrete cases where new ideas are being tested. From 'Doughnut Economics' to applied circular design and economy, to feminist economic recovery packages. Speakers and dates will be announced soon.
These conversations will be open to all of the UNDP network and public at large. Sessions require advanced registration on Zoom and will be recorded. Please do share and join.