Webinar: Climate Investment Opportunities – Updates from the Lab

Learn opportunities for climate finance investment from three instruments developed within the Lab acceleration program.

Accelerating climate finance — Lab leads innovation in finance with 7 new deals from methane to affordable housing to climate-smart shrimp

The Lab’s 2022 class covers a broad range of financial instruments such as guarantees, mortgages, insurance, and bonds to increase the pipeline of sustainable opportunities. Target markets for piloting the ideas include Brazil, India, Kenya, South Africa, and Southeast Asia.

Lab portfolio surpasses USD 3 billion in sustainable investment

The Lab’s 55 climate finance solutions developed since 2014 have now mobilized more than USD 3 billion in sustainable investments in emerging economies.

The Lab wins UN Global Climate Action Awards for Climate Financing

The award recognizes the most innovative, scalable, and replicable examples of climate action. Winning projects will be showcased during COP 26, in November 

The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

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:


Lab Secretariat


Lab instruments launched


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 benefit from analysis, stress-testing, and guidance from experts and investors.


4. Endorsement & Launch

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

5. Implementation

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

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