• Blog: Latest polling brings surprising findings in support of public climate investment

    This post originally appeared on the site of CGC’s campaign for a federal Green Bank. By Reed Hundt Public support is high for programs that address climate change by investing government money in green jobs and energy-efficient infrastructure. The National Climate Bank is a key tool to bring about this investment and accelerate clean energy […]

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  • Op-ed: National Climate Bank Provides a Realistic Framework to Reach Bold Climate Targets

    In today’s Morning Consult, CGC CEO Reed Hundt writes in support of the bill recently introduced to create a National Climate Bank: Many plans have called for increased investment in clean energy; this bill provides a realistic framework to connect dollars with projects and to do it fairly so that economic benefits accrue to those […]

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  • Expert Voices Continue the Conversation from the US Green Bank Summit

    Head over to the ClimateWorks blog for a post from Ilmi Granoff, Director of Sustainable Finance at ClimateWorks. Based on a speech given at the US Green Bank Summit, he lays out a strong argument for establishing a federal Green Bank in the US: Whether you believe that U.S. climate policy is achieved through innovation […]

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  • New Case Study highlights CGC’s work to create $100M Green Bank in South Africa

    A new case study from Convergence Blended Finance showcases the Climate Finance Facility (CFF), a specialized lending facility designed on the “Green Bank” model, based in South Africa. Green Banks are public, quasi-public, or non-profit entities established specifically to facilitate private investment into low-carbon, climate-resilient infrastructure. Convergence is the global network for blended finance, generating […]

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  • Recap: Moving Green Banks Forward at the Inaugural US Green Bank Summit

    Many thanks to all who attended the last week’s first US Green Bank Summit! At the event, Green Bank leaders built connections and shared ideas with one another, as well as with leaders from the fields of investment, philanthropy, business, and more. Several highlights came from exciting developments at the federal level. With the National […]

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  • The Campaign for a Federal Green Bank

    With the introduction of recent legislation in Congress, momentum has grown for the implementation of a Green Bank at the federal level. The National Climate Bank Act creates a blueprint for what Congress could accomplish when ready to take meaningful action on climate change. To help make this policy framework into a reality, CGC is […]

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  • National Climate Bank Act of 2019 Introduced in Senate; Momentum Builds for Green Banks

    Press Release: July 8, 2019 US Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today introduced the National Climate Bank Act of 2019. The bill is the first of its kind to create a nonprofit institution independent of government, designed to reduce energy costs and leave consumers and […]

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  • Green Bank Leaders to Speak at Atlantic Council Event

    Several Green Bank leaders will be speaking next week at an event hosted by the Atlantic Council, “Green Banks: Financing the Low-Carbon Future.” The event is free and open to the public. The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community’s central role in meeting global challenges. By […]

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  • Rwanda Engages CGC to Develop Catalytic Green Investment Fund

    Press Release: June 26, 2019 The Coalition for Green Capital (CGC) today announced it has been awarded a contract to develop a new fund to expand Rwanda’s climate finance capacity. The fund will be designed to complement existing programs available through the Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA), with a unique and specific focus on unlocking and […]

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  • US Green Bank Act of 2019 Introduced in House; Companion to Recent Senate Bill

    Press Release: June 21, 2019 US Representatives Jim Himes (D-CT) and 13 colleagues today introduced the US Green Bank Act of 2019, companion to a recent Senate bill of the same name introduced in May. The introduction builds momentum for the Green Bank proposal and demonstrates a broad base of support. Like the Senate bill, […]

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