CPI’s analysts and advisors work to improve the most important energy and land use policies in the world, with a particular focus on finance. Our efforts help nations grow while addressing increasingly scarce resources and climate risk.

  • The Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2017 shows that global investment toward low-carbon and climate-resilient actions reached a record high of USD $437 billion in 2015, before falling to $383 billion in 2016.
  • The 25 ideas and companies that have been incubated and launched by the Lab since its start in 2014 have now mobilized over $1 billion in sustainable investment.
  • CPI Energy Finance launches design for investment-grade financing vehicle for institutional investors that reduces the cost of renewable energy by 17%
  • This report shows that there are important social, economic, and environmental costs associated with the lack of well-defined property rights; while at the same time presenting the many complexities within Brazil’s system of land governance that need to be addressed in order to improve the system.

What’s New at CPI

The Brazilian Forest Code Finally can be Implemented. What’s next?

Compliance with the rules by rural producers is fundamental to the effective implementation of the Forest Code. To assist them in complying with the law, the Land Use Initiative (INPUT - Iniciativa para o Uso da Terra) offers an insight of Supreme Court decision and practical implications for producers.

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Greening institutional investment in India

India’s energy demand is increasing, and, to achieve its clean energy target of 175 GW by 2022, finance will be crucial.

One promising opportunity lies with foreign and domestic institutional investors who have $70 trillion and $564 billion assets under management, respectively. These investors are bound by their fiduciary duties meant to maximize financial returns to their beneficiaries, without ...

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A recipe for $1 billion in sustainable investment

Climate change threatens catastrophic consequences, especially for the world’s poorest. Recognizing this threat, the 2015 adoption of both the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals signaled unprecedented global political will for action on climate change. While limiting global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius, as targeted by the Paris Agreement, will avoid the most disastrous of these ...

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Getting to India’s Renewable Energy Targets: A Business Case for Institutional Investment

Supporting the Momentum of Paris: A Systems Approach to Accelerating Climate Finance