Preserving and improving the environment are central to a modern, well-functioning market economy. Climate change mitigation and adaptation require substantial financing and expertise.

OUR APPROACH

Finance for Impact supports clients in long-term structuring and financing of projects for renewable power, energy efficiency, sustainable agriculture, green buildings and private sector adaptation to climate change. We provide services and solutions to design strategies and identify policy changes that align with environmental protection and restoration, and sustainable development; to build financing models and resource mobilization plans to drive funding towards environmental problems; and to open up new avenues for development finance and private capital to create a more sustainable world.

OUR AREAS OF INTERVENTION

We have worked in the following areas:

Environmental policy and evaluation

Blue economy and policy

Integrating ESG into financial operations

Guidance for the social and environmental screening and proofing

Scorecard and indicators for evaluation of ESG performance

Green bonds / social bonds

Measuring the impact of business activities on the ecosystem

Environmental risk and impact assessment

Designing standards for assessing unsustainable activities

Liability and damage estimation

Transferring climate change technology

Natural resource management

Disaster risk management

ESG research, environmental ethics

PROJECT SPOTLIGHTS

Sustainable Shipment Letter of Credit

University of Cambridge
Global

Thierry Senechal participated in the University of Cambridge Banking Environment Initiative’s Working Group to develop a solution by which internationally-recognized social and environmental standards can be integrated in financial instruments (e.g. Letter of Credit) supporting international trade. This project provided solutions to incentivize sustainable commodity trade.

Accelerating the Transfer of Climate Technologies

UNEP
Global

Finance for Impact and a group of Sciences Po Paris researchers conducted research for UNEP and the Climate Technology Centre and Network. We analyzed the decision-making processes used by international financial institutions and private sector investors to invest in climate technology projects in developing countries. The team recommended approaches to favorably shape investment decisions in the future.

Blue Economy Development Framework

European Commission – EASME
Global

Finance for Impact, in a consortium with Ecorys, conducted conducted research to examine the sources of financing and investment of those ocean-related activities that run the risk of leading to unsustainable results and impacts. The objective was to provide recommendations to steer blue economy investments from unsustainable activities to sustainable ones that can in turn foster economic development in a responsible and sustainable manner.