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

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

Smallholder Forestry Vehicle

The Smallholder Forestry Vehicle packages tree production partnership contracts with thousands of smallholder farmers and sells them to investors, providing farmers and forestry companies with access to low-cost, long-term finance while enabling institutional investors to access sustainable forestry investments.

Publication

PopLuz | Distributed Energy for Social Housing (DESH)

The Distributed Energy for Social Housing Fund (DESH) is a financial solution that can accelerate distributed solar power for low-income tenants in Brazil. It is a third-party ownership and rental model for distributed solar systems in low-income condominiums in Brazil. It provides a robust, low-risk structure for investors, and energy cost savings for the low-income tenants.

Publication

Financing for Low-Carbon Auto Rickshaws

Financing for Low-Carbon Auto-Rickshaws is a loan product that will enable drivers to purchase electric auto-rickshaws by providing debt financing for 100% of the purchase, lower interest rates, and no collateral requirements.

Publication

Designing Technical Assistance Activities for Adaptation and Resilience Companies

This CPI working paper focuses on understanding what would be needed for adaptation and resilience companies – specifically, analytics, or intelligence, companies – to expand in developing countries. Analytics companies help clients measure their potential impacts from climate change and identify measures to reduce them.

Blog

Blending finance for risk mitigation

Our analysis also evaluates blended finance initiatives in clean energy, diving in-depth into a subset of them, to understand how barriers are currently being addressed and to identity any remaining gaps.

Blog

A recipe for $1 billion in sustainable investment

The solutions developed and endorsed by the Lab are tackling some of the most persistent barriers to sustainable investment, and bringing finance for sustainable development into the regions and sectors that need it most.

Blog

Blended Finance in Clean Energy: Experiences and Opportunities

Blended finance needs to find the “sweet spot” – those countries that are still considered “risky” for investors, but have implemented policies conducive to private sector and clean energy investment, and that also have significant potential to achieve social and environmental impact goals. Our report identifies the top regions, countries, and energy sub-sectors that are the best fit for blended finance.

Team

Barbara Buchner

Global Managing Director and Executive Director, Climate Finance

Mahua Acharya

Asia Director

Ben Broche

Manager

Daniela Chiriac

Senior Analyst

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

Jane Chu

Senior 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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