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ANDE India SGB Finance Learning Lab: Financing Working Capital Needs
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ANDE's Learning Lab meeting on access to innovative finance for small and growing businesses (SGBs) in India. Please scroll down for the detailed agenda.

When: 13 July 2018
9.30 am - 1.15 pm
Where: SBI Bhavan - Nariman Point, Mumbai, India
Presenter: Asha Impact, Deloitte, Samhita Social Ventures
Contact: Sucharita

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ANDE's Learning Lab meeting on access to innovative finance for small and growing businesses (SGBs) in India

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Learning Lab overview:

ANDE's SGB Finance Learning Lab was created as a space for discussion and knowledge sharing. We aim for it to act as a guide and connection point for intermediaries looking to better support SGBs in the area of access to finance. We will focus on issues that challenge many ANDE members in India and the SGBs that they support as they seek to access debt and blended finance capital. The goal of the Learning Lab is to help our members discuss, identify, and develop solutions to these financing challenges.

The financing needs of SGBs can broadly be classified as equity, debt, grant, and hybrid. While equity flow into impact investing in India is robust and growing, debt flow is still largely underdeveloped but getting increasingly popular. The Learning Lab aims to curate knowledge amongst its members. We will discuss existing debt instruments and explore the use of new debt instruments and innovative financing instruments for various financing needs of SGBs, thereby seeking to facilitate a greater flow of debt financing, CSR capital, and blended finance into SGBs.

About this meeting:

In this first workshop, we will look at the use of innovative debt financing instruments to address working capital needs for SGBs in India. There will also be a discussion on non-traditional funding options for CSR programs and foundations that are looking to support financial access for entrepreneurs in India while simultaneously satisfying their impact goals.



9:30 am – 10:00 am: Setting the Context - Blended finance and the role of corporations

10:00 am – 11:00 am: Financing SGB Working Capital needs 101 (Overview)

Deloitte will lead a session that provides an overview of innovative instruments (Loan Guarantee Facility, Service Agreements, Line of Credit, and Outcome-Based Financing, etc.) that are used to finance working capital needs of SGBs.

11:00 am – 12:00 pmFinancing SGB Working Capital (Deep Dive)

Deeper dive session on Masala Bonds and Social Impact Bonds lead by Deloitte and Asha Impact respectively. This session will aim to delve deeper into these 2 specific instruments through case studies.

12:00 pm – 12.30 pmRole of Corporations and CSR in Blended Finance

Having set the context and understood the various blended finance options at hand, this Session by Samhita will facilitate discussion among the participants around the role of CSR in blended finance, the main barriers involved and possible ways to overcome these barriers.

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm: Lunch and networking