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Financing a Greener Planet Volume II: Bridging the Gap between Green Investment and Investors

Financing a Greener Planet Volume II: Bridging the Gap between Green Investment and Investors

Full Title: Financing a Greener Planet: Bridging the Gap between Green Investment and Investors
Author(s): Eric G. Lee, Edward L. Morse
Publisher(s): Citi GPS
Publication Date: February 23, 2021
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Description (excerpt):

Given the scale of the issue, Citi GPS has published Financing a Greener Planet in two volumes. This volume, Volume II — Bridging the Gap between Green Investment and Investors — is dedicated to the financial options available to close the massive climate investment gap. Volume I — Catalyzing Private Capital for a Net Zero Emissions World — focuses on the three factors which indicate we are at a tipping point on climate action — policy and regulation, innovation, and green momentum in the investor community.

This volume examines green financing options: from projects to primary and secondary markets draws on the expertise of financial professionals across Citi to cover a large part of the landscape of green finance. At the project level, this includes the financing of green projects at the asset level, via project finance (Chapters 1 and 2), venture capital (Chapter 3), and private equity. Efficiency investments can be financed on the basis of a stream of future savings, including the “Efficiency as a Service” model (Chapter 4). Development finance institutions (DFIs), export credit agencies (ECAs), and multilateral institutions help to finance green investments worldwide, including in developing countries (Chapter 5), helping to de-risk EM-related risks, including sovereign, political, and currency risks. Financial institutions and corporates can influence companies along the supply chain to decarbonize as part of reducing Scope 3 emissions (Chapter 6). At the primary and secondary market levels: green, social, and sustainability bonds are growing quickly, with KPI-linked bonds providing performance measures rather than use of proceeds criteria (Chapter 7).

All statements and/or propositions in discussion prompts are meant exclusively to stimulate discussion and do not represent the views of, its Partners, Topic Directors or Experts, nor of any individual or organization. Comments by and opinions of Expert participants are their own.

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