The Lab’s 2018 class of sustainable investment vehicles makes progress
 

The Lab's 2018 class of sustainable investment vehicles makes progress

The nine sustainable investment vehicles being incubated by the Lab this year continue to make progress towards launch. The innovative solutions tackle investment barriers in clean energy, low-carbon transit, and sustainable land use in developing countries, particularly Brazil, India, and in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Lab’s 2018 class of sustainable investment vehicles makes progress
The Lab reaches $1 billion milestone
 

The Lab reaches $1 billion milestone

The 26 ideas and companies that have been incubated and launched by the Lab since its start in 2014 have now mobilized over $1 billion in sustainable investment.
The Lab reaches $1 billion milestone
The Lab’s Impact Report: Unlocking investment for sustainable development
 

The Lab's Impact Report: Unlocking investment for sustainable development

The Lab's first impact report showcases the achievements of the first three years of the Lab, including instrument case studies and key lessons for mobilizing sustainable investment.
The Lab’s Impact Report: Unlocking investment for sustainable development
The Lab is named in the “Top 11 Best Bets” of the 100 & Change competition
 

The Lab is named in the “Top 11 Best Bets” of the 100 & Change competition

The Lab is named in the “Top 11 Best Bets” of the MacArthur Foundation’s 100 & Change competition.
The Lab is named in the “Top 11 Best Bets” of the 100 & Change competition

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.

Funders

Funding for the Lab operations is generously provided by:

 

   

     

  

 

Lab Secretariat:

Lab instruments & Fire winners

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mobilized by Lab instruments & Fire winners

million

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.

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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.