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Scaling of a catalytic structure: The Green Outcomes Fund

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Join the implementing team of the Green Outcomes Fund (GOF) for an interactive session where we’ll use collaborative tools to host a design-thinking workshop on the scaling of a catalytic structure that incentivizes investment in green SMEs.

 The GOF tests whether an outcomes-based payment model can catalyze additional local investment in green SMEs, and ultimately further the development of a robust green impact investment industry in South Africa. 

 In its pilot phase the GOF provides a structure that incentivizes fund managers to increase investment in green SMEs by paying for outcomes, such as green job creation, climate mitigation, and improved water and waste management. The grant funders in this outcomes-based model do not put their capital at risk, hoping for the delivery of positive outcomes. Instead, the funders will only pay for verified green outcomes generated by the SMEs. Currently the GOF is being implemented in South Africa with plans to scale across the continent. 

 

Confirmed Panelists

  • Tine Fisker Henriksen, Innovative Finance Team Lead, University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Natasha Dinham, Senior Project Manager, University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Stephen McCallum, Senior Analyst, University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • GOF Deck

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