Online Library

The online library on green inclusive finance is now available!

The Green Inclusive and Climate Smart Finance Action Group is happy to provide the first online database dedicated to Green Inclusive Finance. The objective is to be both comprehensive and focused, and to be a useful repository for different types of actors with different levels of expertise and who are looking to answer a broad range of questions. Therefore, the publications collected include academic as well as policy- or practitioner-oriented publications, which can deal with concrete case studies or more abstract concepts. The search options are there to help the interested reader refine its quest.

The online library aims to support exchanges of experiences, results, and lesson learnt.

[Content and structure are under finalisation, and will evolve soon, thank you for your patience. If you have any remark or advise please contact us.]

Action Group publications

The Green Index 2.0: An innovative tool to assess environmental performance in the microfinance sector, October 2016

Assessing Green Microfinance: Qualitative and quantitative indicators for measuring environmental performance, November 2015

The Green Index: an innovative tool to assess the environmental performance of MFIs, October 2014

Environment Fact Sheets/products catalogue

Introduction: Poor households are among the most vulnerable to environmental risks and climate change. The energy they use for their productive activities and for their daily needs is expensive, unreliable, polluting, and sometimes dangerous for their health and assets. Energy companies and financial institutions have the opportunity to participate to off-set this situation and support reliable, cheaper and environmentally friendly energy access to poor households and microentrepreneurs thanks to the provision of renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) devices. Indeed the upfront cost of such technologies, the lack of well suited providers and low awareness, undermine the diffusion and use of RE and EE devices. The proximity of micro finance institutions (MFIs) to their clients and their expertise in credit provision could give them a comparative advantage. Other financial institution and energy companies could also decide to target poor families or microenterprises. RE and EE devices for poor households are moreover an occasion for products and portfolio diversification, and the development of a new market for financial and energy institutions. This set of catalogues aims to contribute to support an enabling environment for RE and EE access for poor households and microentrepreneurs and overcome some of the main barriers related to lack of adapted technical understanding, financial mechanisms, and distribution channels - Read more

Read the products catalogue