Unlocking Early-Stage Financing for SDG Partnerships

Appendix C: Funder and Platform Interviews


Our team interviewed a variety of grant and investment funders from public and private institutions. Funders were sourced in two ways: through existing WRI network connections and through partnerships selected as case studies.

We conducted 30-minute interviews with each funder to gain their perspective on the overall sustainable finance landscape, how they make funding decisions, and what they see as the biggest funding challenges. For a list of funder interviews, see Box C1.


We also interviewed partnership platforms to understand their views on partnership investment and financing challenges. Platforms were sourced through the WRI and P4G network. Most platforms interviewed also distributed the partnership survey to their networks. See Box C1 for a list of platforms interviewed.

Box C1 | Organizations Interviewed

Funders: Helios, Swiss RE Foundation, InfraCo, UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, elea Foundation, Social Alpha, Good Energies Foundation, U.S. Agency for International Development, the Economic Development Investment Fund, DFI Working Group, FMO, and Convergence.

Platforms: PREVENT/Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Partnerships2030, Energy Catalyst, Climate Policy Initiative, IDH—the Sustainable Trade Initiative, Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030, and Danida Market Driven Partnerships.

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