ClimatePlace

ClimatePlace

ClimatePlace

n on-line platform raising blended finance for low-carbon and climate resilient development. ClimatePlace supports project developers / owners, particularly those in emerging economies to raise capital for any project that addresses climate change adaptation or mitigation. Our experience working for Development Finance Institutes and within Private Equity firms enables us to pre due-diligence projects. Our technical team has expertise with developing, financing / co-financing and implementing renewable, water and agriculture projects. We thus provide investors with high quality project deal flow and promote initiatives that will reduce carbon emissions and build climate resilience.

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Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Environmental Finance
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

ClimatePlace was founded with the goal to facilitate matchmaking between investors and developers of climate-related projects so as to catalyze blended finance investments in emerging economies. The platform provides targeted assistance to local developers who are seeking to raise capital, particularly, a mix of Development Finance Institute and institutional investment. Projects that are supported include renewables, energy efficiency, water/energy nexus, water/wastewater, biomass, sustainable agriculture / aquaculture.

As indicated by the positive conclusions of the COP21 Paris Agreement, 2015, there is a clear need for the international community to catalyze concrete investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation by both the public and private sector (Financial Times, COP21: Public private cooperation, key to climate targets, 13 Dec 2015).

Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) focused on private sector investing for climate-related projects, such as the ADB, EIB, AfDB, KfW are major players in the sector of international development with USD 100 billion invested every year (Forbes, Oct 2014). DFIs act as a catalyst, typically financing a maximum of 25% of a given investment in order to spur private contributions (ADB Equity Stake). However, DFIs are consistently seeking to cofinance the missing 75%.

This is where ClimatePlace steps in! Our platform seeks to highlight pre-due-diligenced, bankable climate-related projects in order to raise a blend of public and private capital required to make such green development projects a reality. External, private investment at the international level for climate-related projects is projected to increase at approximately 20% in the coming decade (Climate Policy Initiative, Global Landscape of Climate Finance, 2015). ClimatePlace is therefore the critical link to guide and direct the growing amounts of private financing to ensure that climate change adaptation and mitigation activities can receive critical support.

To accomplish this task, the ClimatePlace team has multi-faceted experience in supporting the public and private sector in developing and financing climate change-related projects (such as for the Asian Development Bank and the United Nations Development Program). Now, with a proprietary database of top investors in the space of sustainable finance, the ClimatePlace team will match pre-vetted projects with the most relevant investment opportunities. ClimatePlace will thus enable more climate financing and co-financing to make a greater impact on-the-ground towards a low-carbon and climate resilient future.

ClimatePlace assists local project developers in gaining access to climate finance, both public and private. Our team’s long experience working within Development Finance Institutes and for Private Equity firms enables us to have access to a proprietary database to the top 100 investors for sustainable projects in emerging markets. ClimatePlace will support any solar, wind, hydropower, water treatment, wastewater treatment, biomass, energy efficiency, sustainable agriculture or aquaculture project or similar that will benefit the environment sustainably. ClimatePlace’s goal is to get more projects on-the-ground that will enable developing countries to have low-carbon and climate resilient growth.

Post your project for FREE below today so that we can support you in gaining access to the growing amounts of climate finance available! ClimatePlace will call upon its network of public and private, institutional investors to support your project.

ClimatePlace can then support you with preparing your financial information, in negotiation and with the complete investment process.

After registering for free, project Owners / Developers (generally referenced as the Developer) can upload information on a project which supports either climate change mitigation and/or adaptation. All sensitive details (such as project teasers) are not publicly available. ClimatePlace will work with the Developer to raise blended finance from both Development Finance Institutes and institutional investors. ClimatePlace supports the developer by ensuring that all relevant project and financing details are provided to attract Investor interest.

After registering for free, qualified Investors will have the ability to view most project details with the exception of sensitive information. They can then put in a request to receive additional information from ClimatePlace and to use the secure, deal room to interact with the Developer after NDAs are signed with ClimatePlace.

ClimatePlace will support the negotiation and diligence process and will facilitate interactions through its data-encrypted deal room. ClimatePlace charges the developer a minimal transaction fee equal to one percent of the total committed amount by the Investor.