Date: 05 Apr 2017
The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), founded in 2009, is the only organization in the world dedicated to mobilizing the $100 trillion bond market for climate change solutions. CBI is an investor-focused international not-for-profit.
CBI promotes investment in projects and assets necessary for a rapid transition to a low-carbon and climate resilient economy. The strategy is to develop a large and liquid Green and Climate Bonds Market that will help drive down the cost of capital for climate projects in developed and emerging markets; to grow aggregation mechanisms for fragmented sectors; and to support governments seeking to tap debt capital markets.
CBI has established itself as a global authority in: proposing policies and mechanisms for banks, developers and governments to tap bond markets; providing tools for investors to better understand and make decisions about climate change investment opportunities; working to lower the cost of capital for climate change related investments.
You may already know of the work being undertaken by the Climate Bonds Initiative, an investor-focused NGO working to put the debt capital markets behind climate change solutions, and other initiatives seeking to introduce so-called “Green Bonds” which provide financial and environmental returns.
Climate Bonds is working to develop robust global and regional green bond markets that support sustainable low carbon infrastructure and contribute to wider climate finance solutions. By working together, our two organizations can make a joint contribution towards the achievement of these vital goals.
CEO Sean Kidney was named Environmental Finance’s Personality of the Year in 2016