Climate Investor One announces first close at USD 412 million

Climate Investor One is the inaugural financing facility launched by Climate Fund Managers, and incubated and developed within the auspices of the Global Lab.

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Four instruments move forward to drive investment for green growth in India

The India Lab continues to make progress on analysis and development of four innovative ideas for green finance instruments, with the aim of launching them for implementation in the fall of 2017.

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The Brasil Lab accelerates three innovative finance instruments for climate action

The Brasil Innovation Lab for Climate Finance continues to make progress on three financial instruments which could catalyze large-scale investment in Brazil.

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Driving Transformation

Nations, businesses, and investors are working to move toward a low-carbon, climate resilient economy. Many of the measures underpinning this transition, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport, climate smart agriculture, and curbing deforestation, face specific barriers to attracting investment.

By identifying, developing, and supporting transformative sustainable finance ideas, the Lab aims to drive billions of dollars of private investment to the low-carbon economy.


Funding for the Lab operations is generously provided by:





instruments developed


mobilized by Lab instruments


invested by Lab Members

How it Works

1. Call for Ideas

Open call for innovative sustainable investment solutions

2. Selection

Lab Members select the most promising ideas.

3. Development

Selected ideas for India, Brazil, and Global Labs benefit from analysis, stress-testing, and guidance from experts and investors. Fire Awards finalists prepare business pitches.


4. Endorsement & Launch

Lab Members vote to launch the ideas for piloting, based on their innovation, actionability, financial sustainability, and catalytic potential. Fire Awards winners are announced.

5. Implementation

The ideas move into action, fundraising to launch pilots, with continued support from the Lab network.