Call for Ideas for the 2018 Lab Cycle

The call for innovative sustainable investment ideas for the Lab’s 2018 cycle has now closed. Idea proponents will be notified about the status of their idea in early February.

New investment vehicles to drive green finance in India



The India Lab launched two new instruments that could help catalyze millions of dollars for clean energy in India.

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:






Lab Secretariat:

Lab instruments & Fire winners


mobilized by Lab instruments & Fire winners


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.