Research and Policy Papers

This paper starts with a survey of the low-carbon infrastructure investment and touches on some of the market failures that exist in this sector. It continues with an overview of the proliferation of Green Investment Banks (GIB) around the world, and explains the basics of the model. Next, it outlines the public policy decisions that would have to be made to implement a Canadian GIB. It concludes with a set of recommendations that are presented for discussion purposes.

Excerpted from our discussion paper, it begins with an overview of the proliferation of Green Investment Banks, and includes 12 important facts about GIBs.

This is a comparative analysis of three Green Investment Banks and one GIB-Like institution. It examines the UK Green Investment Bank, The New York Green Bank, The Connecticut Green Bank, and California’s CAEATFA. It compares these institutions in terms of relationship to the state, governance model, capitalization, and commercial activities.

The executive summary of our Comparative Analysis.