Call for sustainable investment ideas
 

Call for sustainable investment ideas

The Lab has opened its call for innovative sustainable investment ideas. For the 2019 cycle, the Lab has a special call for ideas that target sustainable agriculture for smallholders in West & Central Africa, sustainable energy access, blue carbon in coastal & marine ecosystems, and sustainable cities. The deadline to submit an idea is December 19, 2018.
Call for sustainable investment ideas
Meet the 2018 Lab instruments
 

Meet the 2018 Lab instruments

Over their lifetimes, the instruments have the potential to collectively mobilize billions of dollars, and reduce emissions by an amount roughly equivalent to the 2013 carbon footprint of Paris. They will also bring significant social and economic benefits to targeted developing countries, including job creation and increased income, gender empowerment, healthier cities, and energy access.
Meet the 2018 Lab instruments
IFAD joins the Lab to drive finance to African smallholder farmers
 

IFAD joins the Lab to drive finance to African smallholder farmers

IFAD will be sponsoring the development of two instruments within a new thematic stream to drive finance for smallholder climate resilience in the Lab’s 2018-2019 cycle. Following an international call for proposals that opens in October 2018, Lab members will select the top two ideas for this stream, which will then go on to receive rigorous analytical support.
IFAD joins the Lab to drive finance to African smallholder farmers
Lab instruments mobilize an additional $78 million in sustainable investment
 

Lab instruments mobilize an additional $78 million in sustainable investment

Two Global Lab instruments  - Climate Investor One and the Oasis Platform - have recently announced additional investment, bringing the total that Lab instruments have mobilized since 2014 to $1.15 billion.
Lab instruments mobilize an additional $78 million in sustainable investment
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

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

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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.