How the Lab works
The Lab is an investor-led, public-private initiative that accelerates innovative well designed, early-stage climate finance solutions and instruments.Learn more
OCT - DEC
Call for Ideas
The Lab publicizes an open call for innovative sustainable investment solutions.
JAN - FEB
Lab Members select the most promising ideas to take forward in each annual cycle.
MAR - AUG
Selected ideas benefit from 7 months of analysis, stress-testing, and guidance from experts and investors.
Endorsement & Launch
Lab Members vote to endorse and launch the ideas for piloting.
OCT - ONWARD
The ideas move into action and fundraising to launch pilots, with continued support from the Lab network.
NetworkSee all Lab Members
Lab Members are leaders from public and private organizations who contribute expertise, political support, and financial capital to Lab solutions.
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ImpactSee full report
The Lab develops innovative, catalytic ideas for financial solutions that can accelerate climate-related investments in emerging economies.
launched to tackle barriers in the most critical sectors and regions
mobilized for climate action in emerging economies
invested by Lab Members institutions
invested by private investors
Lab PortfolioView all ideas
The climate finance innovation the Lab provides is essential because you cannot address the climate crisis unless you use every tool at your disposal. When it comes to these tools, we need to empower countries like Rwanda so they can be players and managers in the carbon market, not just providers of credits.”
Dr. Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya
Minister of the Environment
Rwanda Ministry of Environment
Being able to build momentum, seek advice and have the support of the Lab was a really exciting opportunity. This has been such a helpful program, and we are excited to be taking things forward with The Fund for Nature. As Lab alumni, we are excited to continue engaging with and contributing to the community."
Head of Natural Capital
Germany has been supporting the Lab since its beginning, and we have witnessed an impressive growing complexity of the projects the Lab moves forward. It reinforces the truly innovative nature of the Lab as it embraces the most difficult sectors where barriers for private finance are higher."
Deputy Director General, International Climate Protection and International Energy Transition
German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action
The Lab is unique in joining public and private investors with entrepreneurs advancing innovative projects in climate finance. FinDev Canada is proud to fund the Lab's gender equality stream, as this long-standing initiative aligns with one of our key impact goals of promoting climate action."
Chief Executive Officer
Joining the Lab Network provides us a valuable opportunity to connect with a global network of like-minded individuals and organizations, opening the door for potential collaboration and partnerships."
Development Guarantee Group
Financing for Climate Friendly Investment
News and EventsView all
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