The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

Climate Policy Initiative Inc.

The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance identifies, develops, and supports transformative sustainable finance ideas and has helped mobilize USD 3.5 billion in sustainable investment for key economic sectors and regions to avert a climate catastrophe.

Last Updated: November 2023
Competition Participation
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Climate Change & Environment
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Colombia
  • National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Philippines
  • South Africa
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Mexico
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Farmers
  • 6. Clean water and sanitation
  • 7. Affordable and clean energy
  • 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • 11. Sustainable cities and communities
  • 13. Climate action
  • 17. Partnerships for the goals

Executive Summary

One of this century’s biggest challenges is achieving economic growth that lifts people out of poverty while dramatically reducing environmental harm. To avert major and irreversible consequences of climate change, which disproportionally hurt the world’s most disadvantaged, climate finance must increase five-fold by 2030, reaching at least USD 5.9 billion. Technologies, businesses, and development models that can address this challenge exist, but they require support to be successfully implemented in ways that scale up and achieve economy-wide transformation.

Established in 2014, the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance is a network of some of the world’s largest investors that identifies, develops, and launches transformative and sustainable financial solutions and businesses. The Lab has launched 68 initiatives that have mobilized over $3.5 billion in sustainable investment. We want to scale up this proven approach to more regions and sectors to rapidly expand innovative, sustainable development where it is needed most.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Climate Policy Initiative Inc.

Organization Headquarters
San Francisco County, California, United States of America
Organization ID
Number of Full-time Employees
101 to 300
Annual Operating Budget
$10.1 to 25 Million

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The Lab developed six new climate finance solutions in 2023, bringing the portfolio to 68 innovative investment opportunities addressing climate change in emerging makers. Lab solutions collectively mobilized over USD 3.5 billion since 2014. In 2024, the Lab celebrates its tenth anniversary by launching new regional programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Philippines.

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