The OECD has released a Progress Report which updates analysis in the OECD’s 2015 Report for G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors “Mapping Channels to Mobilise Institutional Investment in Sustainable Energy” (OECD, 2015a). The report is also provided as a contribution to the “Greening Institutional Investors” sub-group of the G20 Green Finance Study Group, co-chaired by the People’s Bank of China and the Bank of England.
The report gives a review of institutional investment in green infrastructure (focused on renewable energy) that is occurring organically, as in where governments set an investment-grade enabling environment but do not deploy any further intervention to mobilise institutional investors. A stock-taking section follows, focused on institutional investment in green infrastructure where the public or official sector has deployed a risk mitigant or transaction enabler to open up the supply of investment. This section is accompanied by a research database to be made available on the OECD website. A summary section with implications for further research concludes the main body of the report. Finally, a fifth, self-contained section of the report, prepared by the World Bank Group as an input to the report, provides a preliminary description of the role of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and strategic investment funds (SIFs) in green finance.