Green Investment Bank

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Green Investment Bank Reports

The following reports by alliance members and other critical stakeholders have played an important role in developing the idea of a Green Investment Bank and the role of Green Bonds.

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  1. Capitalising the Green Investment Bank (October 2010)

    This report by Ernst & Young sets out its expert view on the need for £4 to 6 billion of capitalisation for the Green Investment Bank and options for structuring the bank to maximise its ability to leverage funds from the managed funds market.

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  2. Key Findings of Capitalising the Green Investment Bank (October 2010)

    Transform UK , E3G and Green Alliance set out their summary of the key findings of the Ernst & Young report – Capitalising the Green Investment Bank

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  3. Green Investment Bank Commission – Unlocking investment to deliver Britain’s low carbon future (June 2010)

    The official report of the Green Investment Bank Commission, chaired by Bob Wigley, the Chairman of Yell Group and ex Chairman of Merrill Lynch. Commissioned by the Conservative Party in December 2009 it sets out an ambitious and persuasive case for the Green Investment Bank and how to set it up.

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  4. Accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy: The case for a Green Infrastructure Bank (March 2010)

    A ground-breaking report by E3G making the case for a Green Infrastructure Bank. It updates an earlier briefing written by E3G and Climate Change Capital in March 2009 which was the first publication to propose the creation of a low carbon infrastructure bank. It is the briefing that inspired the creation of Transform UK.

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  5. Aldersgate Group – Financing the Transition (October 2009)

    This report by the Aldersgate group argues for major reform to help finance low carbon energy projects. It recommends the development of new financial mechanisms, including green bonds and a dedicated infrastructure bank to help reduce investor uncertainty and the cost of capital.

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  6. Green Alliance – Establishing a Green Investment Bank for the UK (November 2009)

    The Green Alliance proposed a Green Investment Bank to underpin the serious mobilisation of private capital investment required to deliver a low carbon economy in the UK. It also includes an easy to read Q & A.

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  7. Green Investment Bank Advert (February 2011)

    This is the advert that the Transform UK Alliance and its partners launched in the Guardian on 1st February 2011. It calls on the Prime Minister to ensure that the Green Investment Bank is a proper bank and not a fund. It also calls for at least £4 billion in capitalisation. It is supported by over 50 leading companies, unions and leading charities.

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  8. Green Investment Bank Q &A 2011 (January 2011)

    This is a Transform UK Updated Question & Answer Document on the Green Investment Bank.

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  9. E3G briefing on Financing the Green Deal (May 2011)

    A briefing setting out why the Green Investment Bank is needed to support the Green Deal

    Financing the Green Deal
  10. Green Investment Bank - The case for legislation (May 2011)

    A briefing setting out why legislation is needed to establish the Green Investment Bank - including a model Bill Summary by Client Earth

    Green Investment Bank - The case for legislation
  11. Green Investment Bank - Media Briefing May 2011

    Media Breifing on the Green Investment Bank released one week before the publicaition of the Government's GIB design plans.

    Green Investment Bank Media Briefing May 2011

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The Green Investment Bank can leverage billions in private capital from the managed funds market to finance the low carbon transition