Access to Green Finance for Green Buildings – EDGE Discovery Workshop for Europe

28.1.2021 | 15.00–16.30




Registrations: IFC’s Webex Events Platform

 

IFC invites you to a free workshop on Thursday, January 28, at 14:00 CET to learn more about EDGE: a fast, easy, and more affordable way to build and brand green buildings.

The workshop will focus on practical steps that developers, investors, building owners and policy makers can take to green their real estate portfolio. The workshop will also feature recommendations from IFC’s report, Green Buildings – A Finance and Policy Blueprint for Emerging Markets, on how to access international green building finance, such as green bonds, green loans and green mortgages. Examples will be provided of investors and developers with successful green real estate programs and of governments with incentives for green construction. We will showcase a case study of ProCredit Bank, which is launching incentives for their clients and greening their own offices.

Focusing on Europe, the workshop is co-promoted by regional green building councils, including: Bulgaria GBC, Croatia GBC, GBC Finland, Hungary GBC, Poland GBC, and Serbia GBC.

An innovation of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, EDGE provides market leaders with the opportunity to gain a competitive advantage by differentiating their products and adding value to the lives of their customers. The EDGE App is a cloud-based platform that calculates the cost of going green, utility savings, and environmental impacts. The streamlined certification process makes it fast and easy to certify a project green.

 

 

About EDGE: An innovation of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, EDGE (“Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies”) provides market leaders with the opportunity to gain a competitive advantage by differentiating their products and adding value to the lives of their customers. IFC created EDGE to respond to the need for a measurable and credible solution to prove the business case for building green and unlock financial investment. EDGE includes a free cloud-based platform to calculate the cost of going green and utility savings. EDGE allows projects to access green finance as it works with standards such as EU Taxonomy, International Capital Markets Association, Climate Bonds Initiative, and with disclosure bodies such as GRESB and CDP.

Webinar Content: IFC will present the business case for green buildings in the European region. We will show how EDGE allows access to green finance, including case studies of European banks which have launched green real estate programs. The webinar will be recorded and shared on the EDGE YouTube Channel. The webinar for Europe will follow successful webinars for Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

More information on IFC’s green building events: Events Calendar

More information on EDGE: www.edgebuildings.com

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