Deliver better

any measure or strategy that can enhance cost-effectiveness/efficiency, synergies and/or favour a more equitable distribution of resources (e.g. enterprise challenge funds, national climate funds, etc.). The solutions that can contribute to save costs by delivering resources more efficiently and effectively are listed below.

  • Environmental Trust Funds

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

  • Voluntary Standards (finance)

    Standards applicable to the financial sector that capture good practices and encourage the achievement and monitoring of social and environmental outcomes.

  • Carbon Markets

    Carbon markets aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions cost-effectively by setting limits on emissions and enabling the trading of emission units.

  • Climate Credit Mechanisms

    Market mechanisms that enable entities, for which the cost of reducing emissions is high, to pay low-cost emitters for carbon credits that they can use towards meeting their emission-reduction obligations. An example is the Clean Development Mechanism.

  • 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.

  • Biodiversity Offsets

    Measurable conservation outcomes resulting from actions that compensate for significant residual adverse biodiversity impacts arising from development projects.

  • Enterprise Challenge Funds

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

  • Impact Investment Jun 10, 2016

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

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