WHERE DO YOU START?

Financial Institutions

Companies often turn to financial institutions to help fund large projects, mostly commercial banks and sometimes Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) if these exist in the country. As a financial institution, by investing in companies to help improve energy efficiency you can:

  • Help improve the financial viability and credit-worthiness of the companies who will continue to be your clients in the future
  • Get greater returns on investment as energy projects, such a cogeneration, are often very profitable
  • Expand your financial product portfolio and therefore expand your client base
  • Improve your public image as a financial institution that also takes steps to protect the environment

The most useful information in this Guide for you is:

  • An overview of tools for companies and investors regarding financing of energy efficiency and cleaner production projects
  • Energy efficiency case studies from various companies in the Asia and Pacific region to see what type of projects exist, the investments required and returns
  • A Contact Database with other financial institutions and other organizations (e.g. government agencies, suppliers) that finance energy projects

Where do you start?

  • Get to know the tools and case studies in the Guide to determine the potential of investing in energy efficiency projects
  • Inform companies about existing financing packages
  • Assist companies to make proposals for energy efficiency projects bankable
  • Expand investment evaluation criteria to include energy and environmental considerations
  • Develop new financial products that consider energy, greenhouse gas emissions and the environment in general
  • Add your contact details to the Contact Database

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