From eradicating poverty to sustainable development: the provision of a coherent overall financing framework integrating all three dimensions of sustainable development – social, economic and environmental – has emerged as a central issue in the post-2015 discussion.1 In this context, there is growing consensus on the need to mobilise financing for sustainable development from public and private, domestic and international sources. This traverse event focused on the potential contribution of innovative mechanisms in this regard.
The panel of experts addressed opportunities and risks related to innovative financing mechanisms (IFM), output and outcomes of private finance leverage and necessary framework conditions.
Susanne GROSSMANN, Managing Partner, BTS Investment Advisory, Zürich
Owen BARDER, Senior Fellow and Director for Europe, Center for Global
Dr. Annette DETKEN, Head of Division Competence Centre Financial Sector, KfW Development Bank, Frankfurt