Empowering women for effective climate change adaptation: The Role of the Private Sector

Discover the transformative potential of private sector investment in climate adaptation and women’s empowerment. Delve into our brief, curated from interviews and research by the Private Adaptation Finance component at GIZ, to explore innovative strategies for SMEs, female entrepreneurs, and investors. Join us in shaping a more resilient and inclusive future.

PrivABoo Investor Meet & Greet | Second edition

Investor Meet & Greet sessions aim at connecting investors and companies to drive investments in climate change adaptation solutions. In each session, a small number of investors introduce themselves to the audience and welcome questions from and exchanges with the participants.

PrivABoo Autumn School 2023

The Autumn School 2023, as part of the PrivABoo Practitioners Lab, took place on 18, 25 October and 1 November 2023. It is focused on exploring the context of Adaptation SMEs and their climate change related opportunities and impacts. Additionally, adaptation tools and approaches were discussed, as well as financing opportunities for climate change adaptation.

Value Creation through Mainstreaming Gender in Adaptation Finance

Value Creation through Mainstreaming Gender in Adaptation Finance is a customizable training for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) engaged in climate change adaptation. It underscores the significance of adopting a gender lens within the context of adaptation finance. In a rapidly changing business landscape, applying this gender perspective is critical to understanding and addressing diverse customer needs, enabling SMEs to effectively adapt their products and marketing strategies. Moreover, the program equips SMEs with the essential tools and insights to create a nurturing environment for talent development within their enterprises. It provides guidance on meeting the gender and inclusion-related criteria set by investors, a vital component for securing funding and establishing partnerships.

Catalysing Finance and Insurance for Nature-based Solutions

Nature-based solutions can be an effective way to address environmental and social challenges, including adaptation to climate change and nature-related financial risks faced by economies around the globe. Although private sector engagement has picked up, nature-based solutions remain severely underfunded.

Gender Strategy of GIZ project on Private Adaptation Finance

Tackling gender inequality and disparities is crucial to build resilient communities and economies. This Gender Strategy outlines the steps the GIZ’s project on Private Adaptation Finance (PAF) – part of the global project NDC Assist II – undertakes to mainstream gender when mobilizing mobilizing finance and investment in private sector solutions for climate change adaptation and resilience.

Assessing the Adaptation Relevance of Businesses: A Selection of Tools

Build an Adaptation & Resilience Narrative for your Business

This publication provides an overview of selected tools that businesses can use to identify climate risks and impacts in their regions and economic sectors, and a short guidance as to how this information can be used to build a company’s narrative towards their adaptation relevance.

Briefing: Impact Investing for Climate Change Adaptation, an Introduction

This Briefing provides an introduction to climate change adaptation, its relevance for impact investors and how the issue can be addressed in investment strategies. The focus lies on investment opportunities in SMEs and growth stage companies in developing countries and emerging markets. At the same time, much of the analytical framework is applicable to developed markets as well, for example how to identify adaptation-relevant business models.

Webinar: Business Opportunities in Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience

The Private Adaptation Investment Bootcamp will be hosting a webinar on “Business Opportunities in Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience”. Providing both theoretical background and practical examples, the webinar will target entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, and the wider ecosystem of climate adaptation professionals, contributing to their understanding of climate change impacts and related business opportunities, and providing a platform for further engagement.