Debt and equity

Any solution that invovles an obligation or liability to make a payment and/or the acquisition of ownership rights (equity, property or financial asset). The financing solutions that encompass a debt or equity element are listed below.

  • Debt for Nature Swaps

    Agreement that reduces a developing country’s debt stock or service in exchange for a commitment to protect nature.

  • Enterprise Challenge Funds

    Funding instrument that distributes grants (or concessional finance) to profit-seeking projects on a competitive basis.

  • Environmental Trust Funds

    Legal entity and investment vehicle to help mobilizing, blending, and overseeing the collection and allocation of financial resources for environmental purposes.

  • Green Bonds

    Bonds where proceeds are invested exclusively in projects that generate climate or other environmental benefits.

  • Impact Investment

    Investments made with the intention to generate a measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

  • Remittances (Diaspora Financing)

    Private unrequited transfers sent from abroad to families and communities in a worker's country of origin.

  • Social and Development Impact Bonds

    A public-private partnership that allows private (impact) investors to upfront capital for public projects that deliver social and environmental outcomes in exchange for a financial interest.

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