Mapping Channels to Mobilise Institutional Investment in Sustainable Energy

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Published on February 09, 2015

What are the channels for investment in sustainable energy infrastructure by institutional investors (e.g. pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds) and what factors influence investment decisions? What key policy levers and risk mitigants can governments use to facilitate these types of investments? What emerging channels (such as green bonds, YieldCos and direct project investment) hold significant promise for scaling up institutional investment?This report develops a framework that classifies investments according to different types of financing instruments and investment funds, and highlights the risk mitigants and transaction enablers that intermediaries (such as public green investment banks and other public financial institutions) can use to mobilise institutionally held capital. This framework can also be used to identify where investments are or are not flowing, and focus attention on how governments can support the development of potentially promising investment channels and consider policy interventionsthat can make institutional investment in sustainable energy infrastructure more likely. 


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Executive summary
An integrated overview of channels and approaches for mobilising institutional investment in sustainable energy
The role of institutional investors in financing sustainable energy infrastructure
Towards a framework for understanding investment channels: Financing instruments and funds
A stocktaking of risk mitigants and transaction enablers for sustainable energy investment
Mobilising institutional investment in sustainable energy: Recommendations for policy makers
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