THE 2018 CLASS OF SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT IDEAS
 

THE 2018 CLASS OF SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT IDEAS

The Lab has picked 9 promising new investment vehicles for low-carbon, climate-resilient global development, out of over 100 submitted ideas. The new instruments 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 2018 CLASS OF SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT IDEAS
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

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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.