AFRACA is the association of central banks, commercial banks, agricultural banks, micro-finance institutions and national programmes dealing with agricultural and rural finance in Africa. The vision of the Association is a rural Africa where people have access to sustainable financial services for economic development.

Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

AFD is the operator for France's bilateral development finance mechanism. It is a public industrial and commercial institution with the status of being a specialised financial institution. Its action is in line with the policy set out in France's Framework Document for Development Cooperation.

AFD has been entrusted with a mandate by French national authorities to contribute to economic and social development in its geographical areas of operation. It achieves this by financing and supporting development projects and programmes, and participating in debate, research and dialogue with relevant stakeholders. The aim of these actions is to contribute to more sustainable and shared economic growth, improve living conditions in the poorest regions and countries, contribute to preserving the planet, and help stabilise fragile or post-conflict countries. AFD's teams are based in Paris and Marseille and in a network of 70 agencies and representations in developing countries and French overseas provinces.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyse and compare data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.

We also look at issues that directly affect everyone’s daily life, like how much people pay in taxes and social security, and how much leisure time they can take. We compare how different countries’ school systems are readying their young people for modern life, and how different countries’ pension systems will look after their citizens in old age.

Drawing on facts and real-life experience, we recommend policies designed to improve the quality of people's lives. We work with business, through the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC), and with labour, through the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC). We have active contacts as well with other civil society organisations. The common thread of our work is a shared commitment to market economies backed by democratic institutions and focused on the wellbeing of all citizens. Along the way, we also set out to make life harder for the terrorists, tax dodgers, crooked businessmen and others whose actions undermine a fair and open society.

The Climate Bond Initiative

Climate Bonds Initiative is the only organisation in the world working solely to mobilize the largest capital market of all, the $100 trillion bond market, for climate change solutions.

We promote investment in projects and assets necessary for a rapid transition to a low-carbon and climate resilient economy. The strategy is to develop a large and liquid Green and Climate Bonds Market that will help drive down the cost of capital for climate projects in developed and emerging markets; to grow aggregation mechanisms for fragmented sectors; and to support governments seeking to tap debt capital markets.

Climate Bonds Initiative is an investor-focused not-for-profit. Our work therefore is an open source public good and is falls into three workstreams.


The African Export Import Bank (the “Bank”) was established in Abuja, Nigeria in October, 1993 by African Governments, African private and institutional investors as well as non-African financial institutions and private investors for the purpose of financing, promoting and expanding intra-African and extra-African trade. The Bank was established under the twin constitutive instruments of an Agreement signed by member States and multilateral organizations, and which confers on the Bank the status of an international multilateral organization; as well as a Charter, governing its corporate structure and operations, signed by all Shareholders. The authorized share capital of the Bank is Five Billion United States Dollars (US$5 billion).

The Bank, headquartered in Cairo, the capital of the Arab Republic of Egypt, commenced operations on 30 September, 1994, following the signature of a Headquarters Agreement with the host Government in August, 1994. It has branch offices in Harare, Abuja, Abidjan and Nairobi.

The Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance is a global nonprofit that works with people whose livelihoods depend on the land, helping them transform the way they grow food, harvest wood, and host travelers. From large multinational corporations to small, community-based cooperatives, businesses and consumers worldwide are involved in the Rainforest Alliance’s efforts to bring responsibly produced goods and services to a global marketplace where the demand for sustainability is growing steadily.


Convergence launched in January 2016 as the first and only platform that helps public and private investors find and connect with each other to co-invest in blended finance deals in emerging and frontier markets.

Convergence will enable more investment in these markets by leveraging public and philanthropic funding to unlock billions of private sector dollars for global development – which can lead to as much as a 10x increase in overall investment. By allowing investors to quickly search databases for credible deals or co-investors that match their investment needs, Convergence will broaden investors’ networks and simplify their screening process.

To identify, encourage, and support blended finance investments, Convergence will:

  • Connect credible private, public, and philanthropic investors with one another, to co-invest in deals posted on the platform;
  • Provide over $7M USD in grant funding to practitioners to design innovative finance products that would otherwise be too risky or complex to pursue; and
  • Ease the investment process for both new and experienced investors through a range of practical tools and resources on how to structure blended finance transactions and streamline the investment process.

Blended finance investments facilitated through Convergence will magnify the impact of public and philanthropic investors’ funding by attracting additional private capital towards investments that deliver social, economic, and environmental impact. At the same time, public and philanthropic investors’ participation in these investments can reduce risk and enhance returns of emerging and frontier market investments for private investors.

The platform will play a particularly important role in driving investment to close the estimated $2.5 trillion gap in funding per year for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will guide the next 15 years of development around the world.


Founded in early 2008, we are specialized in structuring and originating tailored index solutions to globally mitigate the effects of adverse weather, climate change and natural catastrophes. By applying our index logic, we analyze big data to design insurance products. Our technology enables us to provide smart climate insurance and enhance climate smart behaviour. By reducing distribution, claims and administration cost we achieve lower premiums.  

Whether it’s a power utility, a farm or a firm trading seasonal products, adverse weather conditions can interfere with a company’s bottom line and cut a hole in profits.

CelsiusPro, founded in March this year and based in Zürich, aims to help managers eliminate downside risks and earnings volatility caused by weather, paying its customers automatically and promptly when their pre-defined weather conditions occur – without them having to submit a claim.

Core Services:

  • Risk analysis and insurance solution design
  • Corporate hedging
  • White label platform allowing pricing and policy management for insurers and brokers
  • Risk transfer
  • Micro insurance
  • Weather Sensitivity Analyses of Insurance Portfolios
  • Alerts and decision making

Currency Exchange Fund (TCX)

The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX) is a special purpose fund that provides OTC derivatives to hedge the currency and interest rate mismatch that is created in cross-border investments between international investors and local borrowers in frontier and less liquid emerging markets. The goal is to promote long-term local currency financing, by contributing to a reduction in the market risks associated with currency mismatches.

To achieve this objective, TCX acts as a market-maker in currencies and maturities not covered by commercial banks or other providers, notably where there are no offshore markets, no long-term hedging, or, in extreme cases, no markets at all.

This activity spans 70 currencies in Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East & North Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia, and Latin America.

TCX is usually unable to hedge itself. The core risk management principle is the risk-reducing effect of running a globally diversified pool of currency exposures. This is supported by a conservative capital base provided by patient investors and donors.

TCX’s investor base predominantly consists of development finance institutions and microfinance investment vehicles active in the long-term debt markets of emerging and frontier markets.

The Fund applies state-of-the-art valuation techniques to track its exposures on a daily basis.

DG Development and Cooperation, European Commission (DEVCO)

DG Development and Cooperation, European Commission (DEVCO)

The Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) is responsible for designing European international cooperation and development policy and delivering aid throughout the world.

DG DEVCO is in charge of development cooperation policy in a wider framework of international cooperation, adapting to the evolving needs of partner countries. This encompasses cooperation with developing countries at different stages of development, including with countries graduated from bilateral development assistance to cover the specific needs of these countries during the transition period between low income countries and upper middle income countries. DG DEVCO works closely with other Commission services responsible for thematic policies, as well as with the European External Action Service and Commission services on external action, so as to facilitate and help ensure a consistent approach.

DG DEVCO is responsible for formulating European Union development policy and thematic policies in order to reduce poverty in the world, to ensure sustainable economic, social and environmental development and to promote democracy, the rule of law, good governance and the respect of human rights, notably through external aid. We foster coordination between the European Union and its Member States in the area of development cooperation and ensure the external representation of the European Union in this field.


Aspada Investment Advisors

Aspada is a long-term investor that provides patient capital to entrepreneurs reinventing fundamental services for hundreds of millions of Indians. It manages US$100 million across two investment vehicles: SONG, a collaboration between the Soros Economic Development Fund, Omidyar Network and Google, created to catalyse underinvested sectors; and Aspada I, anchored by the Soros Economic Development Fund, which is a first-mover in patient, alternate fund structures aimed at creating a next generation of canonical businesses. Aspada invests in home-grown business models that address the unmet needs of the middle of the pyramid by adopting a full-stack approach, and are committed to solving India’s hardest problems in a capital efficient manner at scale. Within agriculture and logistics, it focuses on supply-chain and financing companies, as well as productivity enhancing businesses across grains and horticulture. The firm seeks to invest between $0.5 million and $5 million and is headquartered in Bangalore, India.


Clarmondial is an independent investment advisory company that focuses on practical, profitable and creative solutions for social and environmental businesses and their funders. Established in Switzerland in 2010, we deliver tailored advice, including investment structuring, strategy and business development support.

Our unique skillset comes from an inter-disciplinary expertise within the core team and in our networks. Besides financial structuring and private investments, we count on a solid understanding of integrated land management, including forestry and agriculture, renewable energy and energy efficiency, microfinance, processing & distribution, fintech and climate finance (including climate bonds and policy).

Our clients include global institutional investors, companies, government agencies of developed and emerging countries, family offices, entrepreneurs and leading not-for-profits agencies and development institutions seeking to mobilise investment in sustainable natural resource management. The majority of our business comes from repeat business and referrals.