Climate Finance | November 10, 2021

European Investment Bank and Allianz Global target €500 million for climate fund

Roodgally Senatus
ImpactAlpha Editor

Roodgally Senatus

ImpactAlpha, November 10 — Allianz Global, the €633 billion ($733.9 billion) asset management arm of German financial services company Allianz, teamed up with the European Investment Bank to invest in climate impact funds and projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

“Supporting climate projects in emerging and developing countries is the key to meeting the Paris climate goals,” said EIB’s Ambroise Fayolle.

Investors, including the German and Luxembourg governments, Nordic Development Fund and Swedish insurer Folksam, have already committed most of the capital. Allianz Global will manage the fund; EIB will be responsible for sourcing investments.

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