Mainstreaming Environmental Finance into Financial Markets – Relevance, Potential and Obstacles

  • Peter Lindlein
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Mainstreaming environmental finance widens the utilisation of existing instruments and extends them to environmentally beneficial activities. The objective is to serve clients in ways that make environmental finance a normal set of retail products. The sheer number of households and MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises) give providers the weight and opportunity to address environmental concerns. Financial institutions have a key role in environmental finance in ways that ensure sustainable development (Millennium Development Goal 7).


Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy Financial Institution Environmental Activity International Energy Agency 
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  • Peter Lindlein
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  1. 1.iCee GmbHFrankfurtGermany

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