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  • Catalytic Capital Case Study Learning Session #3

    Posted by Yee Zhen Ang on October 13, 2023 at 5:06 pm

    Welcome to the third session of the Catalytic Capital Case Study Learning Series. This session will focus on Scaling.

    Pre-reads and learning materials have been sent via email to you. Do share your reflections, comments and questions here in this forum. We will share them with Harvey and it may be discussed during the ‘live’ session.

    Yee Zhen Ang replied 5 months, 1 week ago 1 Member · 2 Replies
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  • Yee Zhen Ang

    October 17, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    In preparation of our upcoming learning session #3 on 18 October, 4:00 pm (SGT), please refer to the following resources:

    1. Guest Speaker Segment #1: Alex Goodenough (Innovative Finance lead at British International Investment)

    To best prepare for the ‘live’ sharing session with Alex , start by reading about the case study on Equator Africa Fund and an additional article on the fund via the links below. (Estimated total time to read: 30 minutes)

    Case Study: Equator Africa Fund

    Article: Equator secures $40M in commitments for fund targeting climate tech startups in Africa

    (Optional) You are encouraged to read the following guide to the different blended finance tools and questions for concessional capital providers. In his sharing, Alex may discuss how a return enhancement approach contrasts with a first loss/credit enhancement approach.

    Blended Finance: When to use which instrument? (Estimated Time to read 1.5 hours)

    2. Guest Speaker Segment #2: Agustín Vitórica (Founder & Co-CEO of GAWA Capital)

    To best prepare for the ‘live’ sharing session with Agustin , start by reading about the OECD case study on Spain’s first social impact fund: The Huruma Fund and a general case study on GAWA Capital. (Estimated total time to read for both documents: 50 minutes)

    Spain’s Huruma Fund: attracting private investment for smallholder agriculture

    Case Study: Engaging with Evidence in Impact Measurement

    3. Introduction to Catalytic Capital (Scaling)

    For a quick snapshot and overview of Scaling in Catalytic Capital, we encourage you to read the following document before the live session. Learners are to read Page 6 to Page 15 “ The Scaling Role of Catalytic Capital” Please note the page numbers are those indicated on the document itself and not the pdf page number tab at the top. (Estimated time to read: 35 minutes)

    Advancing Practice in Catalytic Capital Guidance Note 2 – The Scaling Role

    (Optional) You are encouraged to read the whole document (54 pages) for additional insights on scaling catalytic capital. (Estimated time to read: 1.5 hours)

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by  Yee Zhen Ang.
  • Yee Zhen Ang

    December 14, 2023 at 10:28 am

    Please access the video recording of Session 3 here. Instructions on how to access (e.g. password) have been sent via email to all registered learners of the session.

    Do note that the video recording is only available for viewing until 20 June 2024.

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