Catalytic Investment Exchange

We're connecting deal sponsors and investors through a digital platform and in-person events. Join the second round of the Catalytic Investment Exchange in Dubai, from December 4 to 5. The focus will be on green infrastructure, green and clean technology, biodiversity and natural capital.

About the Catalytic Investment Exchange

Accelerating capital flows to economies most vulnerable to the risks and realities of climate change is core to implementing climate transition across the global economy. In emerging and frontier markets, investing in the transition has the potential to support critical climate adaptations, from the delivery of renewable energy sources and improvements in energy efficiency to the enhancement of economic infrastructure and resilience to the effects of global warning.

To help clients and investors around the world navigate the energy transition, we’re launching the Catalytic Investment Exchange (CIX). The CIX will bring together deal sponsors and direct investors and will seek to enable effective and efficient due diligence. It provides potential investors a digital due diligence review platform and provides the opportunity for investors to meet with deal sponsors at Mercer led events around the world. 

The focus is on green infrastructure, green and clean technology, biodiversity and natural capital. Our next event will be held in Dubai, on 4th and 5th December, during COP28. If successful, we will continue to run the online platform and provide regular opportunities for in-person connection. Register your interest by emailing to take part in an initiative which has the potential to drive direct investment in climate projects across emerging markets.

Participation is easy. Prior to the event, deal sponsors complete a questionnaire, and those responses are then made available to direct investors. Investors can conduct their own due diligence of deals based on the information available in CIX, and those who are interested in discovering more about a specific deal can choose to join an in-person event for direct engagement with deal sponsors. Using an online scheduling platform, investors will have the opportunity to select a 55-minute block over the course of the three days.
  1. Deal sponsors complete a questionnaire.
  2. Deal information is made available on the CIX platform.
  3. Institutional investors register and log in to the platform to view project profiles and conduct due diligence.
  4. Institutional investors schedule a meeting with deal sponsors of interest.
This graphic shows the process that an investor will following when looking at an investment deal. Investors can filter the list of deals based on criteria such as country, size and asset class. Once they examine a deal they can decide whether or not they would like to meet the deal sponsor at the next event organized by Mercer. If they decide to meet the deal sponsor, they get taken to a scheduling application to select a time that work with the deal sponsor. If they decide not to meet the deal sponsor, the platform strongly encourages them to provide feedback that will be presented to the deal sponsor in an aggregated anonymized way.

Deal sponsors

If you are a deal sponsor, adding your deal to the Catalytic Investment Exchange database and attending the event is free. All you need to do is follow a few simple steps:

Step 1. Write to us.

Step 2. Use the link provided in our response to add your project information on the site.

Step 3. Respond to meeting invitations from investors that are interested in knowing more about your project and/or receive anonymous feedback on your project.

Step 4. Attend meetings with potential investors at our next CIX event.

Institutional investors

If you are an institutional investor (such as a pension plan, endowment, foundation, sovereign wealth fund, general partner, development bank) registering for the Catalytic Investment Exchange database and attending the in person event is free. All you need to do is follow a few simple steps:

Step 1. Write to us.

Step 2. Use the link provided in our response to indicate interest in viewing projects.

Step 3. Schedule meetings at the in person event.

Step 4. Meet with project sponsors.

Upcoming Cataytic Investment Exchange

Catalytic Investment Exchange - Dubai

Online deal review: From October 16
In-person: Event: December 4-5
Location: Capital Club, Gate Village, Building 3 (towards DIFC Parking), Trade Centre, DIFC, Dubai


Monday, December 4

Tuesday, December 5

Rich Nuzum, Executive Director, Investments and Global Chief Investment Strategist, Mercer

A discussion that seeks to articulate the rationale behind asset owners incorporating emerging markets private market asset classes into their strategic asset allocations. The conversation will navigate the terrain of return and risk considerations and expanding the efficient frontier, alongside the implications for climate transition. 

Institutional investor considerations for investing in clean and green tech, cutting-edge green infrastructure developments, and biodiversity to support thriving ecosystems and human health.