While sustainable investing is booming, unlocking the funding needed to achieve climate neutral cities is challenging.

To accelerate the transition to low carbon economies, several municipalities in Sweden have issued green bonds. However, this instrument will not be the only one cities need to use to fund whole city transitions.

This project aims to accelerate investments in sustainable cities by:

  • understanding the strategies that cities are taking to become more sustainable
  • assessing the financial consequences of targets set by the cities
  • assessing how much sustainable finance is currently geared towards sustainable cities
  • reviewing impact frameworks and metrics.

The project team is a collaboration between SEI, Cleantech Scandinavia and the Stockholm School of Economics supported by an advisory board consisting of representatives from municipal governments, academia and institutional investors.