The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance identifies, develops, and launches innovative finance instruments that can drive billions in private investment to action on climate change and sustainable development.

The Lab is led by its members, who include over 60 institutions in government, development finance, philanthropy, and the private sector

Since 2014, the Lab has launched more than 40 solutions that have mobilized over $2 billion to address climate change.

Latest work

Publication

Blockchain Climate Risk Crop Insurance

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

Publication

Solar Securitization for Rwanda

A securitization which allows solar developers’ to obtain capital to expand their sales, meeting the clean energy access needs of African households

Publication

Restoration Insurance Service Company (RISCO)

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

Publication

Cooling as a Service (CaaS)

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

Publication

The Breathe Better Bond Initiative

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

Publication

The Lab: 2017-2018 Cycle Instrument Analysis

Selected for development from among hundreds of ideas submitted, the Lab’s investors prioritized ideas from sectors that remain critical for climate change action.

Publication

Caaporã | The Socio-Climate Benefits Fund

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

Publication

Responsible Commodities Facility

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

Team

Barbara Buchner

Global Managing Director and Executive Director, Climate Finance

Mahua Acharya

Asia Director

Ben Broche

Manager

Daniela Chiriac

Senior Consultant

Divjot Singh

Senior Analyst

Federico Mazza

Senior Analyst

Tatiana Alves

Senior Analyst

Leigh Madeira

Manager

Rob Kahn

Communications Manager

Rosaly Byrd

Program Coordinator

Angela Falconer

Director

Bella Tonkonogy

Associate Director

Angel Jacob

Communications Associate

Chavi Meattle

Senior Analyst

Cooper Wetherbee

Analyst

Donovan Escalante

Manager

Elysha Davila

Head of Communications

Felipe Borschiver

Analyst

Hélène Van Caenegem

Analyst

Jolly Sinha

Analyst

Josh Wheeling

Senior Data Visualization Associate

Júlio Lubianco

Communications Associate

Labanya Prakash Jena

Manager

Matthew Solomon

Analyst

Morgan Richmond

Analyst

Valérie Furio

Analyst

Valerio Micale

Manager
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