Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) was founded in 2009 by Tom Heller as a non-profit organization to offer deep expertise in policy and finance around the world. We help governments, businesses, and financial institutions drive economic growth while addressing climate change. We do this through evidence-based analysis, grounded in real world impact, and accelerated by bringing key stakeholders together for implementation. CPI’s flagship program, “The Global Lab”, is a high-level group of public and private stakeholders that identifies, develops, and supports pilots of transformative climate finance instruments. Since its launch in 2014, solutions developed by the Lab have mobilized nearly $1 billion for adaptation and mitigation projects around the world.
In India, we have been managing a US$10 million US-India bilateral program – USICEF (usicef.org) – funded by US philanthropies – McArthur, Good Energies, Hewlett, Packard. The program provides technical assistance funding to support early-stage project development activities of distributed solar & energy access companies and make them investment ready for impact investors and lenders. So far we have provided more than US$5 million in funding to such companies and supported them in follow-on capital mobilization of over US$250 million from impact investors and commercial lenders for distributed solar asset creation of 300 MW+.