IFC's Sustainable Business Advisory Services in Clean Energy aims to increase investments into clean energy in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide access to energy for the poor. Clean Energy focuses on removing barriers to investments in renewable energy technologies and demonstrating how such investments can be profitable and sustainable. They open up markets for solar, geothermal, small hydro, biomass and distributed generation technologies.
IFC works with:
Firms: By partnering with leading firms (e.g. renewable energy project developers) to pilot new business models and financing structures
Sectors: By providing services based on lessons learned from other projects (e.g. developing standards, providing market intelligence)
Governments: By offering advice based on results of firm and sector level projects (e.g. on how to improve regulatory environments)