• National Foundation Profiles CGC’s Green Bank Impact

    The Energy Foundation, one of the Coalition for Green Capital’s key partners, has published an overview of CGC’s impact on the development of Green Banks in the US: In fact, CGC was instrumental in establishing the Connecticut Green Bank—the nation’s first state-level green bank—by partnering with state government and public and private investors. CGC helped […]

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  • Introducing the American Green Bank Consortium

    Today marks the launch of the American Green Bank Consortium, a new collaborative effort with partners across the U.S. designed to increase the impact and total clean energy investment made by Green Banks. Green Banks will form the core membership of the Consortium, with a large cast of supporters also invited to join. Developers, investors, […]

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  • Colorado Announces Green Bank

    On Saturday, Governor John Hickenlooper announced the creation of a Colorado green bank. The green bank will be an independent, nonprofit entity called the “Colorado Clean Energy Fund” (CCEF). The objective of CCEF will be to drive private investment into clean energy projects and support the deployment of clean energy technologies in the state. To […]

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  • GCF Signals New Way to Fund Green Banks in U.S. and Abroad

    Last week, the Green Bank world hit an exciting and crucial milestone. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) became the first multilateral institution in the world to capitalize and fund a local Green Bank in a developing nation. The GCF approved a $55 million loan to the Development Bank of Southern Africa’s (DBSA) new Climate Finance […]

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  • Convergence supports CGC’s effort to establish first Green Bank in an emerging market

    TORONTO, 5 April 2018 – Convergence and ClimateWorks are partnering with the Coalition for Green Capital (CGC) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to support the establishment of the Climate Finance Facility (CFF), which hopes to be the first “Green Bank” in an emerging market. The CFF will rapidly scale up private investments […]

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  • NY Green Bank’s Path to Profitability

    Earlier this year, NY Green Bank reported that it was profitable for the first time in its history. This is a critical moment in the development of NY Green Bank, and an important marker in the Green Bank movement more broadly. NY Green Bank is the first Green Bank in the U.S. to generate positive […]

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  • On the Road to a South African Green Bank

    CGC staff spent the last week in Johannesburg, partnering with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) on the formation of their new Climate Finance Unit based on a “Green Bank” model. The DBSA is a regional development bank, financing infrastructure projects across multiple countries in partnership with private lenders and international DFIs. Identifying the […]

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  • CGC Paper: National Green Banks in Developing Countries

    Click here to download the paper. The Coalition for Green Capital (CGC), with support from the Hewlett Foundation, has published a new paper exploring how the Green Bank model can be implemented in emerging markets to help achieve national climate goals. The paper examines how Green Banks (either purpose-built entities or adaptations of existing institutions) […]

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  • Reed Hundt on Clean Energy Investment Driving Growth

    Reed Hundt, the CEO of Coalition for Green Capital, recently delivered a presentation for the International Monetary Fund on the potential for clean energy and 5G communications technology to drive global economic growth. Reed discusses the clean energy investment opportunity presented by the annual global investment need of $200 billion over the next 25 years. […]

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  • CGC Roundtable: Green Banks in Emerging Markets

    The Coalition for Green Capital hosted a high-level roundtable on Green Banks in Emerging Markets on April 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. The event, organized alongside the IMF spring meetings, featured leading climate finance experts from government, private finance and the NGO community. The day was organized as a discussion, exploring how Green Banks (through […]

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