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SE4All Advisory Board's Finance Committee Report on Scaling Up Finance for Sustainable Energy Investments

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This report describes how energy has become the central theme in discussions on alleviating poverty, promoting economic development and improving the quality of life of people. It examines innovative opportunities for public and private investment that can help achieve reliable, sustainable and affordable modern energy for all. The authors identify four broad investment themes that have potential to scale up finance for sustainable energy, both in OECD and emerging markets: (1) green bonds market development, (2) structures that use development finance institutions’ de-risking instruments to mobilize private capital, (3) insurance products that focus on removing specific risks and (4) aggregation structures that focus on bundling and pooling approaches for small-scale opportunities.