Accelerating climate finance — Lab leads innovation in finance with 7 new deals from methane to affordable housing to climate-smart shrimp
The Lab’s 2022 class covers a broad range of financial instruments such as guarantees, mortgages, insurance, and bonds to increase the pipeline of sustainable opportunities. Target markets for piloting the ideas include Brazil, India, Kenya, South Africa, and Southeast Asia.
The Lab’s 55 climate finance solutions developed since 2014 have now mobilized more than USD 3 billion in sustainable investments in emerging economies.
The award recognizes the most innovative, scalable, and replicable examples of climate action. Winning projects will be showcased during COP 26, in November
The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance
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.
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How it Works
1. Call for Ideas
Open call for innovative sustainable investment solutions.
Lab Members select the most promising ideas.
Selected ideas benefit from analysis, stress-testing, and guidance from experts and investors.
4. Endorsement & Launch
Lab Members vote to launch the ideas for piloting, based on their innovation, actionability, financial sustainability, and catalytic potential.