23 Feb 2021

The Private Infrastructure Development Group joins the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials

The Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) is delighted to announce that we are joining the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF).

The Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) is delighted to announce that we are joining the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF).

The Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) is a collaboration between financial institutions worldwide to enable harmonised assessments and disclosures of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions financed by loans and investments. With more than 95 banks and investors from five continents, the group is rapidly expanding globally.

‘At PIDG we believe that harmonising the assessment and disclosure of GHG emissions financed by loans and investments is a crucial step towards accelerating climate action. As an impact investor exclusively focused on infrastructure in emerging markets, climate considerations are at the core of PIDG’s strategy and investment decisions’, says Marco Serena, PIDG’s Head of Development Impact.

‘We are proud of our record of kick-starting renewable energy markets in some of the most challenging investment environments. Demonstrating the technical and commercial viability of low carbon infrastructure solutions in frontier markets is more important than ever to achieve an equitable and just global transition towards net zero by 2050.’

As a pioneer of blended finance for the past two decades PIDG believes in the power of innovative financing solutions to unlock much needed capital for sustainable and inclusive infrastructure.

 

About the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG)

The Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) is an innovative infrastructure development and finance organisation which encourages and mobilises private investment in pioneering infrastructure in the frontier markets of sub-Saharan Africa and south and south-east Asia to promote economic development and combat poverty. PIDG delivers its ambition in line with its values of opportunity, accountability, safety, integrity and impact. Since 2002, PIDG has supported 157 infrastructure projects to financial close and provided 209 million people with access to new or improved infrastructure. PIDG is funded by six governments (the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, Sweden, Germany) and the IFC. PIDG TA can provide technical assistance and capital grants to the PIDG companies to meet a range of needs associated with an infrastructure project’s life-cycle. PIDG TA can also provide up-front viability gap funding grants to support PIDG projects that require concessional funding to make a project with strong development impact financeable.  To find out more visit:  www.pidg.org

 

About the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF)

In September 2019, the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) was launched globally. Currently, more than 95 banks and investors have subscribed to the PCAF initiative. PCAF participants work together to jointly develop the Global GHG Accounting and Reporting Standard for the Financial Industry to measure and disclose the greenhouse emissions of their loans and investments. By doing so, PCAF participants take an important step to assess climate-related risks, set targets in line with the Paris Climate Agreement and develop effective strategies to decarbonize our society. For more information see https://carbonaccountingfinancials.com/

 

Media Inquiries please contact:

Cecilie Sorhus, Head of Communications, PIDG, E: cecilie.sorhus@pidg.org

or

Angélica Afanador, Manager, PCAF Secretariat, E: info@carbonaccountingfinancials.com

 

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