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The Productivity of International Financial Institutions’ Energy Interventions


Climate Policy Initiative


Rodney Boyd

Martin Stadelmann

Karoline Hallmeyer

Mariano Mejìa Valenzuela


1 March 2017

The report presents an approach to help international financial institutions deliver on their mandates to increase economic productivity and meet environmental and social objectives while lowering energy use from fossil fuel sources. The approach integrates climate and development goals into an expanded concept of energy productivity to enable the institutions to more clearly assess the impacts of their actual and potential energy interventions. The authors use the approach to assess the operational principles, strategies, and investment portfolios of seven key bilateral and multilateral international financial institutions to identify best practice on a qualitative basis.