Launch of the Blue Peace Bond Roadshows
Innovative Impact Investing through the Blue Peace Bond
Time & Location
19 Jan, 09:00
World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023, Davos, Schweiz
About the event
Water is a vector for peace and sustainable development. Yet the annual funding gap to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is estimated to an average of USD 4 trillion. As global investors are increasingly interested in supporting impact investment, the Blue Peace Financing initiative opens up a new and innovative market in the Sustainable Finance field.
The Blue Peace Financing initiative promotes access to capital for non-sovereign entities by using water as an entry point for multi-stakeholder cooperation frameworks and transforming them into investment platforms. Investing in Blue Peace supports the achievements of the SDGs while also transforming water from a potential source of crisis into an instrument of cooperation and peace.
The issuance of the first ever Blue Peace Bond is planned for 2023. The Bond will finance the Strategic Investment Plan of the Gambia River Basin Development Organization (OMVG) to develop infrastructure projects with a high impact on the economic empowerment of vulnerable populations as well as providing access to clean and affordable energy, safe drinking water, food security and other water-related services.
The Swiss Government in partnership with UNCDF (United Nations Capital Development Fund) invites you to the Launch of the Roadshows of the first ever Blue Peace Bond and the presentation of its underlying financing structure. Click here for the full program.
The event will take place during the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos at the House of Switzerland, Nordside, January 19, 09:00 - 10:00.
RSVP by January 9, 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the event, all participants are invited to a networking standing lunch at 11:45 - 13:00 at the House of Switzerland, Crystal Lounge. Kindly confirm whether you will attend the networking standing lunch (by invitation only).