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29 July 2021

IFC's Meaghan McGrath, Global Head of Syndications, on 'patient' capital

Uxolo's Sam McManus talks to Meaghan McGrath - Global Head of Syndications, at International Finance Corporation (IFC) about how IFC makes investments, working with 'patient' capital, balancing ESG impact with financial returns and much more.

Meaghan discusses where the IFC sits in the World Bank Group and how these institutions operate (0:41), how IFC only lends to the private sector and aims to make the ‘inroads’ into projects before commercial lenders (02:47), what drives IFC to make investments and how they balance ESG impact with financial returns (04:13), how they mobilize private capital and are seeing more impact investors and ‘patient’ capital (07:45), how IFC builds relationships with investors (09:53), what they really mean by ‘patient’ capital (14:10), how do institutional investors view IFC? (16.50), how IFC aligns themselves with certain investors and are “hard to date but good to be married to” (21:46) and finally how IFC is aligning their investment book with the Paris Agreement (24:50).

Learn more at: https://www.ifc.org/

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