About our work
Held on March 18–19, 2019, in Paris, the inaugural Green Bank Design Summit marked an important first step toward accelerating the formation of green banks in emerging markets and developing countries. The Summit brought together a curated group of leading practitioners to build a common understanding of green bank business models and options around formation, governance, and capitalization.
Participants included delegations of senior finance and development policy officials from 21 emerging markets and developing countries, multilateral development banks and development finance institutions, major private firms, existing green bank officials, and other important stakeholders. Together, participating countries represent approximately 56 percent of global population, 26 percent of global GDP (69 percent of developing country GDP), and 43 percent of global CO2 emissions from fuel consumption (71 percent of developing country emissions).