Mixing public and private finance to implement global climate goals
Our actions help mobilise the trillions of investments needed to implement the Paris climate agreement and keep to the ambitious 2 degrees limit for global warming.
One of the best uses of public climate finance is to de-risk and incentivise private investment in the low-carbon economy. We develop and implement financing schemes on behalf of development banks and governments, unlocking the allocation of critical private capital for climate and sustainability action. Equally importantly, we advise the private sector on how to access public finance for climate action.
Public finance instruments to mobilise private finance
We can help you in creating and conducting due diligence assessments for the issuance of loan guarantees to small and medium enterprises, drawing from our experience with the Swiss Technology Fund. Our expertise in the area of public financing instruments also reaches beyond the Swiss borders, all the way to South East Asia: we have carried out feasibility studies to de-risk investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy in the region, and assessed early stage clean technology finance.
Advice for the private sector on accessing public funds
Navigating the public climate finance space is not an easy task. Our work on advising the private sector comprises of, among others, supporting the Green Climate Fund (GCF) accreditation of a large private independent power producer and the preparation of a GCF funding proposal to co-finance and de-risk their substantial renewable energy investment portfolio. We are also preparing feasibility studies and pilot transactions between governments and private sector entities to channel results-based public funds into mitigation actions via the Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.