Public Private Equity Partnerships: Accelerating the Growth of Climate Related Private Equity Investment

Public Private Equity Partnerships: Accelerating the Growth of Climate Related Private Equity Investment [PDF]

52 pages | © November 2011 IFC | Complimentary

Private Equity/Venture Capital (PE/VC) is uniquely suited to financing climate friendly investments that are risky, innovative, and relatively small. PE/VC funds will certainly not provide more than a fraction of the $4.6 trillion investment needed — but they fill a key niche. This report assesses the potential for private equity in financing climate related investment, describes the barriers restricting the growth of the asset class, and outlines the role that public capital can play to leverage private sector investment to accelerate the development of new climate related private equity funds.

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