Facilitating the flow of low carbon investment
Despite great potential and ambition to make deep emissions cuts, city governments often lack access to private investment. ‘Climate Financier’ will facilitate the flow of low carbon investment from private sector investors into worthy mitigation projects in urban areas.
The aim of CDP’s ‘Climate Financier’ project is to understand the barriers to investment in city mitigation projects. In order to better facilitate the flow of private sector investment into mitigation projects in urban areas, CDP will gather data from its network of 822 institutional investors. Based on the findings of primary and secondary research, CDP will unlock investment barriers and connect investors with city mitigation projects.
At present, ‘Climate Financier’ is considering the development of an online solution that can be updated in real-time, allowing for easy comparisons among projects on a standard set of metrics. To perfect this online solution, CDP is on the look out for additional partners with expertise in FinTech development.
Kyra ApplebyHead of Cities CDP
Kyra joined the Cities team as an account manager in 2010 and was appointed program head in 2013. Prior, Kyra worked in research positions at NBC Universal, eMarketer and the City of New York. Kyra holds a Masters in Public Administration from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Earth Science from the Johns Hopkins University.
James Hulse, Head of Investor Initiatives