CIF Private Sector Forum Results Book 

For the CIF, engaging the private sector is critical to stimulating markets, increasing investment potential, and enabling financial gain in climate-friendly enterprises and businesses. In an effort to share experiences and further discussions on climate finance from a private sector perspective, the 2012 CIF Private Sector Forum brought together over 200 participants representing both the public and private sectors, including policy makers and civil society, project developers, bankers, and direct and institutional investors from around the world. 
Reporting and images from the event are provided by the IISD. 
The CIF Private Sector Forum Results Book (pdf)  provides a synopsis of all forum events, including these key findings:
  • Investment in clean technology and other climate-related projects is on the rise due to continued government support and increasingly compelling fundamental project economics and investment security. 
  • Investment in adaptation has a clear economic rationale, but changing business attitudes still need support in the form of clear standards and specifications in order to drive greater investment.
  • The CIF has been successful in using its own capabilities as a direct investor, as well as leveraging the capabilities of financial intermediaries in investing in clean energy and climate projects.  
  • Matching expectations of various stakeholders is a persistent challenge in climate finance. 
  • Innovation in clean energy and climate investment is not just in the technical aspects of physical systems; it is in the financial system as well. 
  • Public-private collaboration and partnerships are key to mobilizing funds at scale and for market transformation.  
  • Even with more than a trillion dollars deployed to date, there is ample room to re-imagine approaches and outcomes for climate finance.  

 

This event was organized in partnership with Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and contributed to the CIF 2012 Partnership Forum, which was co-hosted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Istanbul on November 6-7 in Istanbul.

November 5, 2012 | BNEF Powerpoint Presentation

9:00 – 9:05

WELCOME ADDRESS

Master of Ceremonies: Susan Kish , Director, Cross Platform Initiatives Bloomberg

Video

9:05 – 9:30

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN ENERGY MARKET TRANSFORMATION

The keynote explores the interplays of public and private sectors in tackling climate and energy challenges, including the creation of low emissions pathways and the best paths for private and public cooperation.

Keynote: Michael Liebreich, Chief Executive, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Video

9:30 – 10:00

PRIVATE SECTOR ADAPTATION: EMERGING EXPERIENCE FROM GLOBAL BUSINESS

The Carbon Disclosure Project highlights its most recent research on business attitudes to climate risk and adaptation.

Presenter: Frances Way , Co-Chief Operating Officer, Carbon Disclosure Project

Video

10:00 – 11:00

CREATING AN ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR BUSINESS ACTION ON ADAPTATION

How are business attitudes to climate risk and adaptation evolving? What are the major drivers for business action - and what roles can regulators and financiers play in encouraging climate resilience?

Moderator: Özlem Gürses , CNN Turkey
Panelists: Wendy Poulton , General Manager Organisational Strategy , ESKOM
Dr. Sibel Sezer Eralp , Regional Director, REC, and Co-founder of the Turkish Business Leaders’ Group on Climate Change

Lola Vallejo, Adaptation Reporting Lead, UK Committee on Climate Change
Patrick Karani, Founder and Managing Partner, BEA International

Video

11:00 – 11:20 COFFEE BREAK
11:20 – 12:30

SHOWCASING THE CLIMATE INVESTMENT FUNDS 

What innovations drove CIF's successful investments? What deals were structured, and how did public and private participants add value to successful financings?

CIF Success Stories through Direct Investments

Moderator: Susan Kish,  Head of Cross Platform Initiatives, Bloomberg LP
Morocco Quarzazat Solar Project: Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO, International Company for Water and Power Projects (ACWA Power - Saudi Arabia)
Kazakhstan District Heating: Gulnara Artambaeva, President and CEO of Central-Asian Electric Power Corporation (CAPEC), presentation

Video

 

CIF Success Stories through Financial Intermediaries

Clean Energy Facilities - The Case of Turkish Banks: Ture Oral, Project Finance Head, Denizbank, presentation
Clean Energy Facilities -The Turkish Case: Kagan Aktan, YapiKredi Turkey
FIP Mexico Rural Community Enterprise Finance: Javier Warman, Associate General Director for Strategic Planning and Sectorial Analysis, Financiera Rural

Video

12:30 – 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 – 14:10

STATE OF PLAY: STATISTICAL ABSTRACT BY BLOOMBERG NEW ENERGY FINANCE (1)

Analysis, trends, and forecasts in climate change-related investment from Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Video

14:20 – 15:30

MATCHING EXPECTATIONS

What issues face developers, financiers and regulators in climate-related projects? Are there disconnects in perceptions or reality or are all parties working together for successful implementation?

Project Developers, Investors and Policy Makers

Moderator: Nat Bullard, Director, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Panelists:
Roberto Dumas Damas , Head of Social and Environmental Risk Assessment, Banco Itau, BBA
Honorary Dr. Wilbur Ottichilo, MP (Kenya)
Pasha Bakhtiar, Managing Partner, Willow Impact (Lebanon/UAE)
Sherife AbdelMessih, Founder and CEO, Future Energy Corporation (Egypt)

Video


Investors Panel

Moderator/Interviewer: Ethan Zindler, Director, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Panelists:
Regina Mead , Managing Partner, Md4
Peter Greenwood, Executive Director, China Light and Power Holdings
Dima Rifai, Managing Partner, Paradigm Change Capital
John Lynch, Managing Director, Head of Power, Utilities and Renewables for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Video

15:30 – 15:50 COFFEE BREAK
15:50 – 16:00

STATE OF PLAY: STATISTICAL ABSTRACT BY BLOOMBERG NEW ENERGY FINANCE (2)

Analysis, trends, and forecasts in climate change-related investment from Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Video

16:00 – 17:00

INNOVATIVE FUNDING AND FUNDING INNOVATION

Presentation of new sources and funding vehicles used by the private and public sectors to overcome market barriers in commercially viable ways, while keeping the promise of reasonable returns and balancing risk sharing for investors and lenders.

Moderator: Josue Tanaka , Managing Director, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Panelists:
Woochong Um, Deputy Director General, Regional and Sustainable Development Department, Asian Development Bank
Dimitris Tsitsiragos, VP, Middle East & North Africa, Europe & Central Asia,  International Finance Corporation,  
Sean Kidney, Co-founder, Climate Bonds

Video

17:00 – 18:00

UN-CONFERENCE: RE-IMAGINING APPROACHES AND OUTCOMES

The un-conference explores the issues of the day from the audience's perspectives. It is a chance to explore themes in greater detail, highlight unspoken successes or failures, and create ideas to further drive change.

Facilitator: Nathaniel Bullard , Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Joumana Asso, Senior Private Sector Development Specialist, Climate Investment Funds

Video

18:00 – 18:30

CLOSING REMARKS

Michael Liebreich, Chief Executive, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Video

Download the CIF 2012 Private Sector Forum Agenda. (pdf)

  • The CIF Private Sector Forum is a unique opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with private sector players from developed and developing countries who are currently investing in and managing large projects in sectors including clean technologies, renewable energy, sustainable transport, sustainable forestry, resilient infrastructure, climate-smart agriculture and insurance.
  • You will have the opportunity to meet managers of public climate finance available through governments, multilateral development banks and bilateral agencies operating globally.
  • Developing country entrepreneurs will offer you insights about how to break into emerging markets with innovation.

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The CIF 2012 Private Sector Forum will be held at the Hilton Istanbul Hotel and Exhibition Center.

Hilton Istanbul Hotel and Exhibition Center
Cumhuriyet Caddesi, 34367 Harbiye, Istanbul - Turkey
Tel: +90 212 315 6000 Fax: +90 212 232 0909

Nearby Hotels

The following hotels have provided advanced negotiated rates for participants of the CIF 2012 Partnership Forum – note however, that internet pre-paid rates – daily spot rates – may be more competitive. All hotels are within a 10-15 minute walk of the venue. As there are several competing events happening in Istanbul during the dates of the Forum, it is highly recommended that hotel reservations are made as soon as possible and before stated cut-off dates.

Other hotels located close to the Hilton Istanbul Hotel can be found here.

Hotel Negotiated Rate Time to
Venue
Registration
Link
Address and
Contact Details
Comments and
Hotel Website
Hilton
Istanbul
Hotel
USD 269.00 + VAT -
(includes breakfast and 
internet)
On-site Link to reservation Cumhuriyet Caddesi Harbiye,
Istanbul,
Turkey 34367,
Tel: 90-212-315-6000
Fax:  90-212-240-4165
All meetings associated with the Partnership Forum will be held at the Hilton Istanbul Hotel or the attached
conference center.Cut-off date for negotiated rate is September 15, 2012. The rate is approximately € 210. 
Hilton Website
House
Hotel
Classic King - € 209
Superior King  - € 219
Deluxe King  - € 229
Junior Suites- € 239
(all rates are inclusive of
VAT, Breakfast and internet) 
10 minute walk reservation@
thehousehotel.com
Mr Alper Bilge,
The House Hotel,
Abdi Ipekci Caddesi
No 34, 34367 Nisantasi,
Istanbul,
Tel:  + 90 212 244 34 00,
Fax: +90 212 224-5974
After September 14, payment in full will be required on any cancellations.  Cut-off date for negotiated rate is September 15, 2012.
www.thehousehotel.com
Point
Hotel
Single Deluxe - € 190 + VAT 
– (includes breakfast
and internet)
Double Deluxe - € 205 + VAT
– (includes breakfast
and internet)
5 minute
walk
Link to reservation Point Hotel,
Topçu cad.
No:2 Taksim / İstanbul
Tel: 0212 313 50 00
Fax: 0 212 313 50 30
sales@pointhotel.com
Cut-off date for negotiated rate is September 21, 2012.
www.pointhotel.com
Sofa
Hotel
Istanbul
Standard - € 200 + VAT
– (includes breakfast)
Deluxe - € 220 + VAT
– (includes breakfast)
10-15
minute walk
Link to reservation Tesvikiye Cad.
41-41A, Nisntasi
34367 Sisli, Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 368 1818
Quote Climate Investment Funds – Group number  CIF2012.
Cut-off date for negotiated rate is September 15, 2012.
http://thesofahotel.com
 


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