Green Building Council Finland

Business Case for Green and Affordable Housing

22.9.2021 | Koko päivä

Event organised by The World Bank Group


What:  Webinar disseminating the results of a paper about to be published by Journal of Enterprise Development and Microfinance

When:  Wednesday, September 22, 2021 – as part of World Green Building Week 2021


The World Bank Group invites you to a free webinar on Wednesday, September 22 to learn about the emerging business case for green and affordable housing.

The workshop will focus on five drivers of profitability: 1) Access to international green finance flows for better financing terms; 2) Minimized incremental cost through early planning; 3) Faster sales through market differentiation; 4) Savings on utility bills for owners and renters; 5) Lowered default rates and superior collateral value for green mortgages; and 6) Incentives from local and national governments.

The workshop will use learnings from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, which has helped certify as green 80,000 affordable housing units worldwide. Examples will be provided of lenders and developers with successful investments, and governments with existing incentive programs. The findings are being released in the Journal of Enterprise Development and Microfinance.


The Business Case workshop will be offered three times on September 22 – click to register for the time zone and language suiting your needs:

Register for Session 1  |  12:30 Delhi  |  15:00 Hong Kong  |  18:00 Sydney

Register for Session 2  |  8:00 Washington, DC  |  14:00 Paris  | 16:00 Nairobi

Register for Session 3 (in Spanish)  |  14:00 Mexico City  |  15:00 Bogota  |  17:00 Buenos Aires

The workshop is co-promoted by a number of organizations, including: the Global Alliance for Buildings and ConstructionWorld Resources InstituteHabitat for Humanity, Center for Affordable Housing Africa, Africa Property Investment Summit, as well as by the network of green building councils and EDGE certifiers.


We hope you will join us for the workshop and learn how you can transition the global residential real estate industry onto a low-carbon path.

For more information, contact Rusmir Music