What we do

What we do

Financing green

The Green Finance Institute focuses on the systemic transitions that need to be financed within the real economy, such as the energy efficient retrofitting of buildings, and the decarbonisation of road transport.

Overcoming the barriers to investment in these and other sectors requires harnessing the expertise of broad groups of stakeholders through outcome focused coalitions.

Our approach is ruthlessly practical. The coalitions comprise practitioners from industry, finance, government, academia and the non-profit sectors, who understand the market failures and investment gaps, and can co-design the innovative financial products and vehicles that combine both public and private finance to create attractive investment opportunities.

We have an ambitious domestic programme with international aims. As we successfully catalyse the creation of new financial facilities and mechanisms, we will adapt and export these innovations and apply them to new environmental challenges and opportunities.

Greening finance

We support the greening of the financial system through close collaboration with financial regulators, policymakers, trade bodies, think tanks, foundations and multilateral organisations to shape the global green finance agenda.

Knowledge exchange

We are champions of the first Green Finance Education Charter for financial services professional bodies and their members and support the UK Government’s diplomatic and trade efforts through education, knowledge sharing and advisory work.

Coalitions and initiatives

Nature

Nature

The UK is developing a series of potentially transformative funding mechanisms to support its 25-year Environment Plan, which includes the goals of improved soil health, water and air quality; increased forest cover; restored peatlands and coastal areas; and improved...

Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings

Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings

The Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings (CEEB) was established by the Green Finance Institute, with support from E3G, as its flagship coalition in December 2019.Made up of more than 200 individual members from the finance, property and energy sectors, and...

Coalition for the Decarbonisation of Road Transport

Coalition for the Decarbonisation of Road Transport

Transport is the largest contributor to UK domestic greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for 24% of domestic emissions in 2019. Within the sector, road transport was the largest emitter of GHGs, with cars alone contributing 55% of this total.Reducing transport...

UK Taxonomy

UK Taxonomy

The Green Technical Advisory Group (GTAG) will provide independent advice to Government on implementing a UK taxonomy - a common framework setting the bar for investments that can be defined as environmentally sustainable. This will help tackle 'greenwashing', improve...

Financial solutions to support sustainable supply chains

Financial solutions to support sustainable supply chains

The Global Resource Initiative convened in 2019 with members from major industry, finance and non-governmental organisations, and published its first report in March 2020. Its recommendations aim to create more resilient and sustainable food systems that avoid...

Green Horizon Summit @COP26

Green Horizon Summit @COP26

The Green Finance Institute is partnering with The City London Corporation to co-host the Green Horizon Summit @COP26, a hybrid platform to mobilize private finance in the transition to net zero. This builds on the highly successful Green Horizon Summit we held in...

We support and work with other networks and initiatives including:

All Party Parliamentary Group on Fair Business Banking – Bankers for Net-zero
All Party Parliamentary Group on Sustainable Finance
Climate Finance Accelerator
Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI)
Committee on Climate Change Finance Advisory Group
Impact Investing Institute
Spatial Finance Initiative
The Broadway Initiative
The Dasgupta Review
The WEF Friends of Climate Action
UK-China Green Finance Taskforce
Zero Carbon Campaign