We work with financial institutions around the world to help accelerate investments in green real estate
With increasing emphasis on climate mitigation, simplifying and accelerating investments in green buildings creates a win-win situation for all.
We work with leading financial institutions around the world to help build the internal capacity around green building investments and accelerate the deployment of green capital in the sector. Our approach with banks varies depending on who we work with.
We offer a range of services including:
- Workshops and training for bankers
- Initial eligibility assessments through our partner network
- Bespoke verification programs for green mortgage products
- Technical assistance programs for the bank’s clients
- Education initiatives for the bank’s clients
Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group, with a presence in 59 of the world’s most dynamic markets and serving clients in a further 85. The bank has a global initiative to reach net zero carbon emissions from its operations by 2030, and from its financing by 2050. As part of this, it is supporting clients to undergo green building certification. We work with the Standard Chartered team globally to train bankers on green buildings, and offer technical support to potential clients through the bank. Through our partnership, all Standard Chartered clients receive free technical support from Sintali-SGS.
We have been working with GCPF for four years to support the deployment of green building finance. GCPF works with local financial institutions to set up green financing programs. To help streamline their processes internally, we have developed a comprehensive technical assistance offer for GCPF. Customers who use one of GCPF’s partner institutions and meet GCPF’s eligibility criteria can receive 100% coverage of EDGE Expert and EDGE Auditor fees for their project.
We work with ProCredit Bank in various countries around the world to streamline the internal assessment of potential green building investments and provide support to their clients. Clients who are part of ProCredit Bank Kosovo and ProCredit Bank Georgia and meet the eligibility criteria can receive a discount of up to 0.5% on the bank’s typical financing rate. ProCredit clients that pursue green building certification can also access EDGE Expert support free of charge and a discount of up to 20% on the EDGE audit fees.