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CGC and its Green Bank partners are constantly updating the best practices around Green Banks. New models for Green Bank creation and operation are currently under development, and will be shared in 2018 on this website. In the meantime, please review past resources and materials from prior CGC Green Bank creation activities and approaches. – April 2018

Green Bank 101 Materials

Introduction to Green Bank Development in the US – April 2019

The Nonprofit Model for Green Bank Development – January 2019

PRIs: Alternative Sources of Green Bank Investment Capital in the United States – February 2019

U.S. Federal Legislation

Green Bank Legislation in the U.S. Congress

Public CGC Deliverables


District of Columbia




New York


International Green Bank Materials

National Green Banks in Developing Countries: Scaling Up Private Finance to Achieve Paris Climate Goals

Green & Resilience Banks – How the Green Investment Bank Model Can Play a Role in Scaling Up Climate Finance in Emerging Markets

Green Bank Financing to Accelerate Clean Energy Deployment in Canada

Green Finance Facilities and Green Banks in China (in Chinese 用中文)

External Resources

OECD – Green Investment Banks – Scaling up Private Investment in Low-carbon, Climate-Resilient Infrastructure

Brookings Institute – State Clean Energy Finance Banks – New Investment Facilities for Clean Energy Deployment

U.S. DOE – Energy Investment Partnerships – How State and Local Governments Are Engaging Private Capital to Drive Clean Energy Investments