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Breaking the risk barrier for institutional investment in clean energy in emerging markets

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Institutional investors such as pension funds insurance companies and savings and investment banks play an important role in defining sustainability criteria. To date the perceived high risks associated with the emerging markets with renewable energy and with small- and medium-sized enterprises have all tended to steer institutional investors away from funding these types of projects. Yet progressive pension funds in Europe and the US are looking for innovative ways to structure such investments.


To attract institutional financing for renewable energy and energy efficiency enterprises in the emerging markets by developing risk mitigation strategies and financing products through intermediaries such as E+Co.