Blended finance and local entrepreneurship – the key to WASH investments

4th May 2022WebinarOnline

How can real impact for the base of the pyramid socioeconomic group in emerging markets be achieved? Bringing together extraordinary local entrepreneurship and innovative blended finance instruments is key to creating a long term improvement. In this webinar we will have a closer look at the WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) sector and get insights on what is needed to improve millions of lives. You will learn:

- The relationship between blended finance and WASH

- How investors can deploy funds addressing key topics such as WASH while generating competitive financial returns

- How WASH investment became part of an impact investor's investment agenda

Watch the recording here

Event Details

Wednesday, 4th May 2022
12:00 - 12:30 UTC+00:00

Event Program

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14:28Wrap-up and tips to get started

Meet the Speakers

Profile photo of speaker Paul Hailey

Paul Hailey

Head of Sustainability & Impact, responsAbility

Paul is responsible for managing and measuring the impact of responsAbility's activities and is the lead author of the Impact Report and various other responsAbility publications. Previous roles at the company include Senior Research Analyst for the financial sector. He has an MBA from École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris), where he is also a lecturer, and a B.A. (Hons) from Pembroke College, University of Cambridge.

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Samuel Baumgartner

Head of Wholesale, responsAbility

Samuel is the head of wholesale distribution at responsAbility overseeing the fund-distribution network. He is also a frequent keynote speaker on sustainable and impact investing topics. Prior to his time at responsAbility, he worked with an investment advisory in Peru and Chile matching investors with local private equity opportunities. Samuel holds a bachelor degree in business administration and is working on his masters in finance focusing on sustainable finance at the University of Zürich.