Humanitarian Finance: Tackling the World’s Humanitarian Needs Through Impact Finance

Overview




The latest webinar in our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) webinar series included a distinguished panel that discussed impact finance. McDermott Partner Ranajoy Basu led a discussion with Education Outcomes Fund Co-Founder and Chief Program Officer Jared Lee, Former UNICEF General Counsel Peter Mason, Red Cross Innovative Finance Specialist Simon Meldrum and British Asian Trust Executive Director of Social Finance Abha Thorat-Shah.

Key themes we discussed included:

  • Impact bonds and lessons learned through the pandemic
  • Capital aggregation towards humanitarian interventions
  • Case studies of recently raised impact bonds and how they can catalyze change
  • Payment models, scalability and replication

 

Speakers


Ranajoy Basu, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

Jared Lee, Co-Founder and Chief Program Officer, Education Outcomes Fund

Peter Mason, Former General Counsel, UNICEF

Simon Meldrum, Innovative Finance, Red Cross

Abha Thorat-Shah, Executive Director, Social Finance, British Asian Trust

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