Unlocking billions for climate investments in emerging markets

Meet the 2024 ideas

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.

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OCT - DEC

Call for Ideas

The Lab publicizes an open call for innovative sustainable investment solutions.


JAN - FEB

Selection

Lab Members select the most promising ideas to take forward in each annual cycle.


MAR - AUG

Development

Selected ideas benefit from 7 months of analysis, stress-testing, and guidance from experts and investors.


SEP

Endorsement & Launch

Lab Members vote to endorse and launch the ideas for piloting.


OCT - ONWARD

Implementation

The ideas move into action and fundraising to launch pilots, with continued support from the Lab network.

Network

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Lab Members are leaders from public and private organizations who contribute expertise, political support, and financial capital to Lab solutions.

Secretariat

Funders

Bloomberg Philanthropies
Canadian Government
German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action
UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
UK Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
United Nations Development Programme
US Department of State

members of our network

  • Amplus Solar
  • Aon
  • Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • African Development Bank
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • French Development Agency
  • Rwanda Ministry of Environment
  • Africa Finance Corporation
  • Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • BlackRock
  • Rwanda Green Fund
  • ACWA Power
  • Deutsche Bank
  • US Agency for International Development
  • Brazilian Development Bank
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
  • Allianz
  • Norway Norfund
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • Development Bank of Southern Africa
  • Nordic Development Fund
  • Bank of America
  • WTW
  • Dws Group
  • Climate Strategy & Partners
  • International Fund For Agricultural Development
  • Export and Investment Fund of Denmark (EIFO)
  • German KFW Development Bank
  • Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • International Finance Corporation
  • MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group)
  • CAF – Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator
  • Credicorp Capital
  • CrossBoundary LLC
  • Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank (FMO)
  • Finance in Motion
  • Fondo de Fondos
  • German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)
  • Grupo SURA
  • IDB Invest
  • Pollination Group
  • Produbanco
  • Sail Ventures
  • Scotiabank
  • Seguros Sura
  • UK Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
  • US Department of State
  • US International Development Finance Corporation
  • DEG
  • European Investment Bank
  • Nedbank
  • Rand Merchant Bank
  • RBN Fund Managers
  • ABSOLAR
  • Atlas Agro
  • Brazil Ministry of Finance
  • BTG Pactual
  • BVRio
  • Development Bank of Minas Gerais
  • GEF Capital
  • Institute Climate and Society
  • Partnerships for Forests
  • Santander
  • UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Asian Development Bank
  • AuctusESG
  • Avaana Capital
  • cKers Finance
  • Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
  • Dalberg Global Development Advisors
  • Ecube Investment Advisors
  • IIFCL Projects
  • IKEA Foundation
  • Impact Investors Council
  • Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd.
  • Indian Venture & Alternate Capital Association
  • IndusInd Bank
  • Intellecap
  • IORA Ecological Solutions
  • King Stubb & Kasiva Advocates & Attorneys
  • LeapFrog Invesments
  • Massive Fund
  • Northern Arc Capital
  • Odyssey Energy Solutions
  • Proparco
  • QuantumAMC
  • RIDA Capital
  • Small Industries Development Bank of India
  • Tata Cleantech Capital
  • Trilegal
  • Unitus Capital
  • World Bank
  • Bank of Philippine Islands
  • Canadian Government
  • Clime Capital
  • Forest Foundation Philippines
  • HSBC
  • United Nations Development Programme
  • Philippine Department of Energy
  • World Resources Institute

Impact

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The Lab develops innovative, catalytic ideas for financial solutions that can accelerate climate-related investments in emerging economies.

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Testimonials

  • 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.”


    Kate Wharton

    Head of Natural Capital

    CrossBoundary LLC

  • 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.”


    Vera Rodenhoff

    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.”


    Lori Kerr

    Chief Executive Officer

    Findev Canada

  • 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.”


    Dale Petrie

    Finance Director

    Development Guarantee Group


Winner 2021

Financing for Climate Friendly Investment

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