Massimilano Riva is responsible for contributing to the United Nations (UN) work on sustainable and innovative finance. In 2019 he joined the UN Joint SDG Fund as Investment Advisor to set up new schemes to fill the financing gap to achieve the SDGs. Max is keen to meet and collaborate with colleagues and partners to unlock much needed resources for sustainable development and trigger a more effective and equitable allocation of capital.
Massimiliano Riva is a sustainable finance advisor with +15 years of experience in the public and private sector. He worked on guarantees, inclusive finance, export credit, impact investing, green/SDG bonds, and sector resource mobilization strategies. In his career he facilitated a wide range of partnerships on sustainable trade and finance, providing advisory services on the ground to more than 30 countries across all continents. He co-authored several publications on the same. Max has a Master’s in economics and International Policies from ASERI and a Degree in Economics from Bocconi University.
Financing the Sustainable Development Goals: What It Is Coming Next?
In this seminar you will learn about the role of private and public finance in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a focus on challenges and opportunities in the African continent. The global goals are ambitious and require to crowd-in “trillions” in investments of all kinds. You will learn about the main sources of and trends in development finance and the need for innovative solutions to re-shape and shift the status quo. The seminar will cover essential concepts, a review sources of financing and the logic behind innovative financing solutions that can mobilize and leverage scarce available resources. It will help you familiarize with emergent approaches and reflect on: What does the financing for development/SDGs concept entail? What is the financing for development/SDGs landscape in Africa? How can we orient finance flows to the SDGs? How can green and innovative financing solutions help African countries?