By: Roots of Impact/Initiative for Blended Finance at the University of Zurich

In 2019, Roots of Impact partnered up with the CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE FINANCE AND PRIVATE WEALTH (CSP) at the University of Zurich to create the INITIATIVE FOR BLENDED FINANCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH (IBF). It engages in research and education for more effective Blended Finance approaches and brings together academic, knowledge and practice partners.

As blended finance moves from the sidelines of financing instruments toward center stage, the sector has seen the rapid growth of diverse, innovative tools and practices. As approaches have diversified, guidance on which instrument to use and when has not followed at the same pace. The project Blended Finance: When to use which instrument, conducted by the Center for Sustainable Finance & Private Wealth (CSP) at the University of Zurich, Roots of Impact and the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the UCT Graduate School of Business, attempts to fill this gap.