• Green Bank Congress brings together green finance experts from around the world

    Green Banks, Green Funds and fellow green finance practitioners from around the globe gathered in Shanghai, China on November 29 for the sixth annual Green Bank Congress. Representatives from Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Australia), Green Investment Group, Connecticut Green Bank, Green Finance Organization Japan, Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank, Green Tech Malaysia and many more gathered […]

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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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  • GCF funds first Green Bank, committing $55.6m for Green Bank in Southern Africa

    Washington, DC, October 19, 2018 – Today the Coalition for Green Capital congratulates the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) for the approval of a first-of-its-kind-loan from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to the DBSA for the creation of a new Green Bank. The DBSA Green Bank, called the Climate Finance Facility, can now launch […]

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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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  • 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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  • The Value of Public Investment in Green Banks

    The track record shows that a Green Bank can drive more investment, more clean energy, and more CO2 reduction per dollar of public cost than current programs. The longest running Green Banks in the U.S. have now been operating for over five years. Green Banks have driven over $2 billion of clean energy investment in […]

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  • Global Green Bank Impact: $25.9 Billion and Counting

    Through 2016, member institutions of the global Green Bank Network have supported clean energy projects valued at $25.9 billion. $7.9 billion was directly invested or committed by Green Banks, with the remainder coming from outside investors. Renewable energy projects represented the majority (78.5%) of Green Bank investments. Earlier this year, CGC reported that US Green Banks had participated […]

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  • US Green Bank Transactions Exceed $2 Billion Mark

    Since the first Green Banks in the US were founded, the number and investing pace of these institutions has ramped up. CGC reviewed annual reports and transactions at six US-based Green Banks from their inception through fiscal year 2016. At the end of 2016, the transactions these institutions participated in represented more than $1.6 billion of cumulative clean […]

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  • Op-Ed on Investing in Energy Infrastructure

    Our CEO (and former FCC chairman) Reed Hundt published an opinion piece in TechCrunch arguing for a huge increase in private and public investment in clean energy infrastructure in addition to roads and bridges. Using blended financing techniques to update energy infrastructure, he claims, will benefit businesses, individuals and the environment.

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