Green Investment Banks

Scaling up Private Investment in Low-carbon, Climate-resilient Infrastructure

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This report provides the first comprehensive study of publicly capitalised green investment banks (GIBs), analysing the rationales, mandates and financing activities of this relatively new category of public financial institution. Based on the experience of over a dozen GIBs and GIB-like entities, the report provides a non-prescriptive stock-taking of the diverse ways in which these public institutions are catalysing private investment in low-carbon, climate-resilient infrastructure and other green sectors, with a spotlight on energy efficiency projects. The report also provides practical information to policy makers on how green investment banks are being set up, capitalised and staffed.



Types of green investment bank interventions and co-investors

This chapter reviews the types of investments that green investment banks undertake, the types of instruments and funds they use to invest and the co-investors they attract. It examines the range of de-risking approaches used by green investment banks and their innovative approaches to reduce the high transaction costs often associated with low-carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure investments. The chapter closes with a discussion of the types of private investors green investment banks collaborate with or seek to attract.


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