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EDFI Impact Essay Series


EDFI launches impact essay series exploring the annual impact conference’s key themes.

Every year, EDFI publishes a collection of essays that build on key themes related to impact and DFIs. These essays are intended to supplement, and to engage in dialogue with, the discussions at EDFI’s annual Impact Conference, and to address the same overarching topics. In 2022, in a conference delivered in partnership with ODI, these topics were (i) impact in a changing climate, (ii) impact in changing economies, (iii) the role of DFIs in changing times, and (iv) meeting impact challenges together.

Contributing authors were chosen from a diverse range of submissions and include reflections on how DFIs can do more in the climate fight, how to invest in the gig economy, mobilising private sector capital, and improving alignment with the SDGs. The essays will be published over the course of several weeks beginning in November 2022.


Table of contents (evolutive)

  1. Maximising DFI impact in the era of climate change by Samantha Attridge and Joseph Feyertag, ODI
  2. Paris Alignment of Public Banks: Insights from E3G’s Public Bank Climate Tracker Matrix by Viktor Ahlgren, Dominique Schmutzer & Laura Sabogal, E3G
  3. Supporting alignment with the Paris Agreement through investing in carbon removals by Marko Berglund, Finnfund
  4. How DFIs can respond to Africa’s food insecurity by Jay Shah, BII
  5. Exploring ways for EDFIs to strengthen their sustainable development impact by Elise Dufief, IDDRI



The published essays represent the views of the authors alone, and do not reflect the opinions of either the EDFI Association or its member institutions.