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


Scaling Innovative Climate Finance Instruments: Experience from the Lab

While challenging, scaling up climate finance ideas is possible, and is greatly facilitated by four success factors that can be influenced by the entrepreneurs developing these initiatives and their stakeholders.


Climate Adaptation Notes

The first instrument to address water scarcity in Southern Africa by streamlining adaptation project financing into a single instrument through a partnership between commercial banks and institutional investors.


Conexsus Impact Fund

The Conexsus Impact Fund is the only fund in Brazil designed to redirect federal subsidized credit (Pronaf) to sustainable production systems and those that keep forests standing.


GreenStreet Africa

GreenStreet Africa develops and aggregates portfolios of distributed solar projects at public health and education facilities for implementation by private IPPs or ESCOs, financed with local capital markets solutions.


GROVE: Forestry Smart Ledger

GROVE: FSL crowdfunds capital for smallscale forestry projects, reduces monitoring costs through remote sensing and machine learning, and increases financial transparency and local community earnings through blockchain-backed smart contracts.


Monetizing Water Savings

MWS is a novel, collaborative approach to improve economic outcomes for farmers, create resilient supply chains and increase water efficiency by using “pay for performance” to accelerate sustainable agriculture practices in water-stressed regions


Rural Prosperity Bond

The Rural Prosperity Bond (RPB) provides loans to SMEs working in land restoration in Africa, South Asia and Latin America.


Sub-national Climate Finance Initiative

SnCF is expected to be the first private equity fund to feature a Technical Assistance Facility that provides local government capacity building and certifies all projects for SDG impact prior to investment.


Barbara Buchner

Global Managing Director and Executive Director, Climate Finance

Ben Broche


Daniela Chiriac

Senior Consultant

Divjot Singh

Senior Analyst

Federico Mazza

Senior Analyst

Tatiana Alves

Senior Analyst

Leigh Madeira


Rob Kahn

Communications Manager

Rosaly Byrd

Program Coordinator

Angela Falconer


Bella Tonkonogy

Associate Director

Angel Jacob

Communications Associate

Chavi Meattle

Senior Analyst

Cooper Wetherbee


Donovan Escalante


Elysha Davila

Head of Communications

Felipe Borschiver


Josh Wheeling

Senior Data Visualization Associate

Júlio Lubianco

Communications Associate

Labanya Prakash Jena


Matthew Solomon


Morgan Richmond


Valérie Furio


Valerio Micale


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