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Sarona is highlighted in “Sizing Up ‘Blended Finance’: A Guide to a New Financing Approach to Fuel Sustainable Development” by Joan Larrea for ImpactAlpha

Sarona’s pioneering role in Blended Finance was highlighted in a recent article by Joan Larrea CEO of Convergence published on ImpactAlpha, Sizing Up ‘Blended Finance’: A Guide to a New Financing Approach to Fuel Sustainable Development.

Convergence is the world’s first deal sourcing platform exclusively focused on blended finance transactions in emerging and frontier markets. Ms Larrea pays tribute to Sarona for its work and discusses how blending private and public capital can contribute to meeting the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The overall objective is “to grow the flow” into sustainable development and profitability.

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Picture: Joan Larrea, CEO of Convergence

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