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CAIA Vancouver and CFA Society Vancouver Demystifying Innovative Finance

October 28, 2021
All times listed are in local time
Free Event

What is innovative finance? Two experts will take an in-depth look at two very unique financing models and explore how they can negate risks for investors and foster social and environmental changes.

How does the “Blended Finance” structure address risks and encourage private investments in sustainable development? How can we apply the “Royalty Financing” model, well proven in other industries, to the renewable energy sector? Join us with Chris and Shane to learn more!

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* Presentations and Q&A

* Joint Discussion with both speakers



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Chris Clubb
Organization: Convergence

Chris Clubb has 20+ years of experience financing development projects in more than fifty emerging and frontier markets. Prior to joining Convergence, he was the Director leading European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) financing/investment activities in its early transition countries where EBRD increased its annual investments five-fold to become the largest investor in these low-income countries. While at EBRD, Chris innovated and implemented in partnership with more than 20 donors many of EBRD’s blended finance programs – including the leading local currency program for SME finance and development. Prior to EBRD, Chris provided long-term financing to strategic European infrastructure projects while at European Investment Bank, provided cross-border financing to international buyers while at Export Development Canada, and started his banking/financing career in corporate banking at Toronto Dominion Bank. Chris has held senior strategic risk management positions at EBRD and EDC, including the design and implementation of an enterprise-wide risk management framework.

Shane Grovue
Organization: RE Royalties

Shane Grovue has over 15 years of experience in sustainable energy technology and finance in consulting and startup environments. Shane is currently VP, Growth & Impact/ESG at RE Royalties (TSX-V:RE), one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies, and an innovative sustainable finance company leveraging royalty financing for renewable energy projects. Shane is also founder and Principal at Pacific Impact Partners, a sustainable finance consultancy, and Advisor at Loyal VC, providing support to a global startup index fund with over 80% social impact entrepreneurs. Prior to these roles, Shane was an executive at a clean energy startup working in Canada, US, and EU on technology development and equity fundraising; and former program manager growing multiple new lines of business in clean energy, transportation and storage. Shane holds a B.ASc. in Materials Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and Global Executive MBAs with Distinction from INSEAD (Singapore) and Tsinghua University (China).