Invest in an instrument
Lab instruments are designed from the start with investors in mind, including relevant measurements for impact investors and risk mitigation for institutional and commercial investors.
Many Lab instruments are currently seeking investment from all types of investors, including catalytic capital from public funders, impact investors, and DFIs, and commercial capital from institutional investors, venture capital, and other classes of investors. We even have a sub-set of “shovel ready” instruments, able to leverage funds into immediate action on the ground for driving resilient growth in developing countries.
Submit an idea
The Lab has an open call for ideas for innovative investment vehicles at the beginning of each cycle, typically from mid October to late December.
You can find out more information on the call for ideas, as well as the Lab criteria and process here.
Join a working group of experts
The Lab draws on the experience and expertise of working groups to inform well-designed, innovative and bankable climate finance instruments. Working group members benefit from this opportunity to network with other high-level experts and leaders and to learn about the newest trends in their sectors.
We invite a small number of subject matter and financial experts to join the working groups for the Lab instruments currently under development to take part in developing the instrument and guiding analytical work.
Working groups inform more detailed analysis and provide guidance and review of the instruments. Time requirements for working group members include participation in periodic guidance and review calls, approximately every three weeks during each analytical phase. The time commitment is on average four to eight hours per month.