25

investment countries

22.3

m tonnes of projected CO2 emission
reductions from projects financed to date

45

percent average COemission
reductions of projects

729

M USD committed capital
from investors

| Insight

Driving Green Lending in Sub-Saharan Africa

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

When the top management at Letshego Holdings Limited, a regulated and publicly listed NBFI headquartered in Botswana, committed to incorporating green lending into their strategy, they did it not only for the climate, but also because they could see that it was a savvy move to ensure long-term growth and enhance product differentiation. This was a classic win-win by any definition. But they didn’t have any prior experience in the field, which is why they started working with responsAbility’s climate team to guarantee successful onboarding, early-stage buy-in within the organization, and eventual fund utilization. So while they currently provide retail financial services in 11 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, they decided to focus the investment from responsAbility’s climate fund on Ghana, Tanzania and Nigeria, with the aim to expand to the other markets over time.

| Insight

How-to: the recipe for green lending from climate experts

Education, energy specialists and reporting are key

Within many traditional financial institutions (FIs) across the globe, sustainability-minded employees are pushing their institution to be greener. Our climate experts at the Global Climate Partnership Fund (GCPF) started calling these employees “Green Champions” and engaging with them to help bring their institution into the green lending sphere. Over the years, the following “recipe” for green lending success emerged, with the goal to transform financial institutions, gain more “Green Champions”, and most importantly, mitigate climate change.

 

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Creating sustainable growth through investing in green energy

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About GCPF

As an innovative impact investing fund, GCPF provides energy efficiency and renewable energy financing in order to mitigate climate change and drive sustainable growth in developing and emerging markets. The fund mainly invests through local financial institutions but also directly.

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