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SDG Impact Finance Initiative announces second call under new Product Window

By 2nd. May 2024No Comments

Following the success of its first call for proposals under the Product Window in 2023/24,  the SDG Impact Finance Initiative (SIFI) is excited to announce its second call for proposals in 2024 targeting a new set of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDG Impact Finance Initiative’s Product Window provides first-loss equity support to impact fund managers seeking to scale up their innovative impact ideas and build on proven investment fund concepts. It is SIFI´s  goal is to unlock up to CHF 1 billion in capital towards the SDGs by 2030.

SIFI invites all interested Candidates to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) for its second call for proposals under the Product Window, centered around the theme of “Building Resilient Societies and Developing Human Capital”. This CfP Process is designed to enhance community resilience and human potential through targeted support in key areas of health, education, industrial innovation, and sustainable consumption and production.

Solutions shall target any country eligible to receive official development assistance (ODA) according to the most recent OECD-DAC List of ODA Recipients (see list here). Solutions that target low-income and least-developed (LDC) countries are highly encouraged. They shall address at least one of the following SDGs, but not necessarily all of them:

  • SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being): Promoting comprehensive healthcare access and well-being across all demographics.
  • SDG 4 (Quality Education): Advancing inclusive, equitable quality education and fostering lifelong learning opportunities for everyone.
  • SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure): Fostering Innovation, catalyzing sustainable industrialization and facilitating resilient infrastructure to support inclusive economic development and human well-being.
  • SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production): Encouraging efficient resource use and sustainable practices to minimize our ecological footprint. Specifically, we seek proposals targeting efficient chemical and plastic waste reduction, and sustainable management across industries and communities.

Solutions that not only address these specific SDGs but also embody the essence of inclusivity and accessibility, ensuring that the benefits of innovation and sustainable development reach all segments of society which are most left behind are encouraged. Solutions that integrate and leverage cross-sectoral synergies to amplify their impact on developing human capital and societal resilience, are also encouraged.

Apply before June 5th, 2024 – early submissions highly encouraged!👉

More information on the process and background: