knowledge exchange platform, promoting innovation and cooperation between public and private sector institutions involved in cross-border finance and risk sharing in projects with economic and developmental impact
The Berne Union is the global association of export credit and investment insurers, representing public and private members who collectively provide over USD 2.5 tn annually in support of cross-border trade
Online workshop exploring how different institutions have tackled the COVID challenge, and what this means for the dynamic of the overall ‘marketplace’ - Autumn 2020
The 'Capacity Sharing Marketplace' is a platform created by the Berne Union for the purpose of better connecting together the full spectrum of public and private institutions involved in international financing of projects with economic and developmental impact.
It is a network for information exchange and a workshop for exploring innovation. We organise meetings, share research and introduce participants to initiatives targeting cooperation.
The Berne Union is the industry association for export credit and investment insurance. Our members collectively provide USD 2.5 tn annually in support of cross-border trade. We collect data, share information and help develop best practice across the industry.
Interested in participating in the CSM? Contact us for more information.
The Berne Union organises regular meetings of the CSM, both in-person and online. These are free to attend for invitees - you can request an invitation by contacting us.
The focus of meetings is driven by the participants and our engagements are always collaborative, practical and conducted under Chatham House Rules.
The primary objective of the CSM is to better connect the world of export credit insurance - as represented by the Berne Union - with our partners in cross-border finance: MDBs, DFIs, Eximbanks, Commercial banks, investment funds and other platforms.
With the huge and ongoing transformation of the global financial ecosystem, we believe that fostering a better connection between the different actors financing economic impact is a valuable goal in itself, and directly leads to innovation and cooperation.
The CSM is an open forum for all institutions involved in international finance.
The primary participants are:
The agenda of CSM meetings is driven by developments in the marketplace and the interests of the participants. Current themes of focus are climate finance, infrastructure and blending / cooperation between public and private sector institutions, as well as the impact of the COVID19 pandemic on these.
CSM meetings and workshops are built around a peer-to-peer, interactive, exchange of information through case studies, small group discussions and brainstorming. Click here to view details of our next meeting.
Information sharing facilitates risk sharing which boosts capacity and encourages innovation
There is consensus among the international community that leveraging private sector finance is essential to closing financing gaps for trade, development and essential infrastructure.
Understanding the role that different policy institutions are playing is vital to realising this by enabling innovation through improved cooperation and risk sharing.
The long-term goal of the CSM is to promote and facilitate better opportunities for cooperative financing of multi-sourced projects and innovative financing solutions
- among trade finance institutions, development institutions, private sector finance and other investors -
which will ultimately contribute to an increase in realised projects in emerging economies.
Use the form below to contact us for further information about the CSM initiative, or if you would like to join our community and keep informed of our ongoing work and meetings.
Alternatively, you can reach our to Paul Heaney at the Berne Union Secretariat.