EVI's Managing Director, Mr Vinod Kala speaks at the "4th EQ Cleantech Finance Summit 2016" organized by EQ International on 27-28th July. The conference held in Shangri La Eros Hotel, New Delhi, witnessed participation of senior leaders from renewable energy finance and investment sector.
The conference entailed sessions focusing on investor's perspective on bankability of renewable energy projects, availability of international financing options, commercial bank lending available, developments in equity market and impact of Indian Policies.
Mr Kala. Spoke on the need for introducing new Financing Mechanisms for Renewable Energy, for lowering the costs of finance and accelerating clean energy adoption. These include Green Bonds and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvIts).
These 2 instruments are becoming increasingly popular. EVI is supporting these initiatives from a variety of perspectives.
- We are helping developers understand these instruments,
- We assist in structuring potential green bond issuance or launch of InvIts,
- We are one of the approved verifiers for Green Bonds under Climate Bonds Standards.
We will be happy to engage with Project Developers and Investors to scale up these instruments.
EVI is also creating industry awareness and providing handholding assistance for Green Bonds under PACE-D (Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Deployment) Program'