CILRIF is a novel offering of long-term (>10 years) municipal climate insurance, with known premiums dependent on municipal resiliency measures and a unique linked financial product to access capital for climate resilience.
The Climate Smart Shrimp Fund provides loan packages, supported by a technical assistance facility, that enable shrimp farmers to transition to more sustainable and efficient production systems while simultaneously restoring mangrove ecosystems.
The first specialist guarantor for emerging market climate adaptation and mitigation projects, unlocking access to global investors by de-risking green bonds and loans
Green Affordable Housing Finance deploys construction and mortgage loan guarantees alongside targeted enabling interventions to foster a locally driven and self-sustaining affordable housing finance ecosystem
The mechanism combines technical assistance, low-cost patient capital, and implementation stage support to prepare, invest in, and de-risk decarbonization technology projects for low-carbon steel production, while supporting the development of the wider industrial ecosystem
The first-of-its-kind servitization structure with blended funding to unlock investments into emerging methane capture technology.
CaaS with VCCA helps smallholder farmers make decisions on lifecycle benefits, rather than upfront costs.
A mechanism to provide upfront finance for input providers in the Brazilian Amazon based on offtake agreements, conditioned on fostering sustainable supply chains that contribute to forestry preservation.
The technology aggregates and leverages multiple data sources, including the customer repayment data and geospatial data layers, to understand portfolio and energy user risk at a more granular level, expanding access to capital for distributed renewable energy.
The first guarantee mechanism that will provide financial guarantees on credit lines for biogas projects in Brazil, leveraging lending by private and public banks.
The Peace Renewable Energy Credit (P-REC) is a financing mechanism to unlock investment in fragile, energy-poor countries. The P-REC Aggregation Fund will aggregate and sell P-RECs to investors to provide up-front equity capital for project developers for a portfolio of renewable energy projects.
A unique blended-currency fund that will refinance initial USD climate infrastructure investments with local-currency debt after projects are operational.
Simultaneous sustainable agriculture investments across an entire food system value chain to reduce the risk of failure at any one part of the supply chain and manage larger volumes.
A credit scoring and portfolio monitoring application that helps distributed energy companies underwrite solar-powered productive use equipment and monitor portfolio health, by helping them identify low-risk lending opportunities to smallholders.
A fund to increase small-scale producers’ climate resilience through improving their access to credit. The fund create a source of private investments into ecosystem management and restoration activities in climate-vulnerable communities.
An investment fund to support early-stage businesses and commercial projects contributing to the protection and restoration of the Great Sea Reef (GSR) in Fiji.
A rent-to-own delivery model to accelerate the installation of sustainable public lighting by overcoming financial barriers in areas that do not have resources for street lighting at all. The model finances, installs, owns and manages sustainable public lighting.
The structure aims to unlock more than US $500 million in off-balance-sheet energy efficiency projects and serve as a lighthouse project for energy efficiency in Brazil. It provides capital for ESCOs and off-takers without compromising their balance-sheets.
The instrument is a sustainable farm development and asset management business to acquire and restore degraded farmland. Once developed, restored farms can be sold to either a cooperative of smallholders or a third-party buyer.
Financing for Last Mile Cargo Three-Wheeler Electric aims to unlock the electric three-wheel last-mile delivery market in India. This idea creates a debt financing platform to address the upfront cost barrier of obtaining delivery electric vehicles, and leverages a local EV manufacturer to further enhance community support and benefit. Based on the proponent’s estimates, the […]
The organization seeks to promote the sustainable development of low-income communities in Rio, through distributed solar energy. With solar energy in a rental model, they operate a community fund to make energy affordable and sustainable.
A new and innovative funding source for water and waste-related climate adaptation infrastructure projects in Southern Africa that have struggled to attract long-term sustainable financing.
The fund creates a business platform that can develop a variety of financial products tailored to specific communities and enterprises, addressing the gap in the way small-scale farms and forest-dwellers in Brazil access available financing.
An energy as a service model to allow private ownership, operation and financing for distributed solar generation projects to supply Nigerian public facilities such as schools and hospitals with reliable on-site electricity.
The instrument combines satellite computer vision and remote sensing of biomass with blockchain verification of sustainable land-use impacts and restoration agreements to create performance rewards for Indian communities engaged in regenerative forestry.
The idea leverages a “pay-for-success” model to monetize water conservation, efficiency, and nature-based solutions, creating incentives and revenue streams in areas where users often lack the necessary financial resources.
The bonds allow SMEs who sell products and services that support sustainable agriculture to offer their products to smallholders on financially reliable credit, helping tens of thousands of farmers to adopt regenerative practices currently beyond their reach.
The instrument creates a blended investment vehicle that increases the flow of capital for mid-size (US $5-75M) sustainable urban infrastructure projects, which often struggle to find financing yet can have strong social and environmental impacts.
The Sustainable Agriculture Finance Facility provides customized bundled loans that match the farmers’ needs and takes into account specific ICLF parameters.
A large scale grant fund mechanism for climate adaptation and mitigation projects for smallholder farmers and fishers in African countries, which supports multiple community-managed revolving credit facilities for small-scale producers in land and seascapes
A micro-finance bank/facility to offtake smallholder produce in exchange for enhanced energy access via solar irrigation pumps, with additional financial incentives for tree planting
A fund to expand access to energy and accelerate economic development in emerging markets by providing low-cost consumer and small business finance solutions for solar home systems and productive use equipment
A hybrid blue carbon and resilience credit, where corporations seeking to offset their carbon footprint can buy credits to fund coastal restoration and conservation projects
A bond mechanism to drive critical investment to climate resilience infrastructure in cities in Latin America, which pools small cities and municipalities to finance climate resilient projects
A dedicated blended finance fund providing financial and technical support to smallholder farmer organizations and agribusinesses to adopt climate-smart agriculture practices in West Africa
A standardized, digital index crop insurance platform for smallholder farmers that addresses the impacts of climate change on crop production by making insurance more transparent, efficient, and scalable
A social enterprise that finances and manages implementation of mangrove restoration and conservation by capturing the financial benefits generated by reducing property damage risks and storing blue carbon
A bond issue with tied in technical assistance and financial incentives for local governments to finance air pollution and GHG emission reducing urban infrastructure in emerging market cities
A pay-per-service model to decrease energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from cooling systems in cities around the world, by making more efficient cooling technologies more accessible to customers
An electric bus battery financing mechanism to provide long-term debt financing to the electric transit sector in India, and reduce the ownership cost of electric buses to compete with diesel buses
A facility to deploy more electric auto-rickshaws in Indian cities and provide better livelihoods for auto-rickshaw drivers, through a model that provides up to 100% debt financing at competitive rates, and opportunities for driver ownership
A vehicle to accelerate mass adoption of residential rooftop solar to power 200 million households in India, through standardized product offering, easy financing and efficient execution at scale
A vehicle to accelerate investment in clean transit by lowering the upfront cost of electric buses, allowing a utility to capitalize the on-board battery and charging station for bus owners and recover its costs with a predictable monthly charge
A vehicle to increase clean energy access through mini-grids in Sub-Saharan Africa, by addressing demand and revenue risk through a risk pooling guarantee
A mechanism to scale up sustainable forestry in Africa through which investors buy portfolios of trees that have been planted by smallholders on degraded land, and recoup their investment once the trees are harvested and sold
A vehicle to enable distributed solar energy for low-income tenants in Brazil who cannot make the investments or don’t have access to credit, by providing a robust legal and financial structure to make it an attractive and low-risk investment option
A fund to increase forest restoration in the Amazon by investing and providing technical assistance to restore degraded lands in smallholders’ farms with agroforestry systems and, at the same time, developing and facilitating sales of their products
A vehicle to promote the responsible production of commodities, particularly soy, in the Brazilian Cerrado biome, through incentives to plant in already cleared and degraded lands
A solar-specific investment trust to mobilize capital to the rooftop solar sector in India
A class of bonds to drive impact investment to sustainable energy in India by offering debt exposure, sufficient returns, and standardized impact measures
A business model to provide resources and technical assistance to intensify and increase cattle production in Brazil, while also restoring degraded pastures and forests, and decreasing deforestation
A fund that blends commercial and catalytic finance to invest growth equity in companies to accelerate the diffusion of climate intelligence products and resilience building solutions
A mechanism for restoration and conservation of cloud forests in Latin America, which can improve the productivity of hydroelectric plants
An instrument to package and securitize the cashflows of renewable energy projects and sell shares in local capital markets, providing long-term finance for projects in Brazil
An instrument to finance distributed renewable energy systems in agricultural and transport cooperatives, which can help Brazil increase its share of renewables in its power supply and mitigate its carbon emissions
An innovative options mechanism to dramatically reduce risk and drive large amounts of private institutional investment into early-stage renewable energy development in emerging markets
A platform to drive needed private capital to sustainable urbanization projects in India by connecting investors and municipalities with a pipeline of investment opportunities
A new asset facility to back a global fleet of moveable, megawatt-scale solar farms and aims to deploy 10 MW of solar power in the first year
A lease financing model to lower the up-front costs of Proterra’s award winning electric buses, making them price-competitive with fossil fuel-powered buses from day one
An online clean energy project financing platform that aims to double the percentage of mid-sized projects that get financed from 5 to 10% by reducing transaction costs and matching projects directly with profiled investors
Insurance to reduce the cost and increase the amount of long-term debt to the utility-scale renewable energy sector by transferring the risk of revenue uncertainty from banks to insurers, through a blending of commercial and donor capital
A facility to drive capital at a lower cost for financing rooftop solar projects in India, by providing long term financing through securitization
A hedging facility to facilitate large-scale foreign investment into renewable energy in India by providing a cheaper currency hedging solution
A peer to peer lending platform to help SMEs operating in renewable energy and energy efficiency in India raise debt finance
A platform to bring together the tools, actors, and finance necessary to help lenders incorporate climate risk in their loan portfolios while incentivizing the adoption of climate-smart farming methods by smallholders.
A platform to provide open access to data and open source modeling tools that enable risk assessments as well as the transparent evaluation of economic and financial losses associated with extreme climate-related events.
A private equity fund that relies on donor-backed equity capital, technical assistance, and risk mitigation instruments to crowd in private investment in energy efficiency.
An initiative to standardize the way energy efficiency projects are brought to market, increasing confidence in predicted returns and scaling up investments globally
An initiative to enable better reporting and securitization of PayGo Solar, the leading business model for distributed solar energy systems
An industry collaboration to drive scale in maritime shipping efficiency retrofit markets
An initiative to deliver strong returns to investors while catalyzing significant new demand to drive green homes market growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
An instrument to increase investment in small-scale renewables by increasing access to long-term debt and construction finance through a discounting facility” and a mezzanine facility
A revolving working-capital fund to develop bankable renewable energy and energy efficiency projects combined with early-stage venture capital
An instrument to insure the financial performance of energy efficiency savings projects in Mexico and other countries
A facility to provide farmers with know-how and finance for climate-resilient investments, by enabling development banks to partner with agribusiness corporations who empower farmers within their supply chains
A platform to facilitate institutional investment in renewable energy projects, aiming to increase the scale of available financing and to reduce its costs
A fund to lend to energy service providers of prepaid solar home system products and services, providing the necessary working capital to expand energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa
An innovative renewable energy service company, building and operating a diversified portfolio of hybrid energy plants in remote areas in developing countries