Impact Hub

Fostering sustainable growth in emerging markets

The CFM Impact Hub showcases our role in delivering sustainable infrastructure to emerging markets.

Climate Fund Managers (CFM) is a Dutch investment manager that uses blended finance structuring to attract public and private capital to invest in high-impact sectors in emerging economies. CFM invests in climate-themed sectors by setting up specific finance vehicles, such as Climate Investor One (CI1), with a mandate to finance renewable energy projects and Climate Investor Two (CI2), which focuses on water, sanitation, and oceans. CFM is dedicated to securing a sustainable future through impact investing.

The urgency of the global climate crisis is what drives us. We raise, deploy and manage funds to address climate change mitigation and adaptation. We want to make a transformative difference to societies where it is needed most - in the low and lower to middle income countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Our mission is to provide the finance needed to create a more resilient world, one that is in balance with the natural world.

CFM's Impact Hub showcases the contribution of our investor community to a more sustainable and climate resilient future. To find out more about our funds, assets, and stories from our community development programmes click on the buttons below.

Stories from our communities

CFM is committed to maximising opportunities for delivering environmental and social benefits through fund investments, particularly to the local communities in the area of influence of its assets. To read more about our approach to creating local impact click here, or follow the featured story below.

Bringing Clean Power to an Off-Grid Community in Nigeria

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Our Impact in numbers

Climate

The mandate of the funds is to deliver an environmental and social impact alongside financial returns.

We closely track the aggregate climate mitigation impact of our investments and how it contributes to the fight against climate change.

Here you can see the climate impact of our funds (for 2022 and since operations started) and the forecasted annual impact once the current portfolio is completely operational.

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Together with our investors, in 6 years, we have put 10 greenfield projects into construction and managed the process through to commercial operations.
- Andrew Johnstone, CEO

Avoided GHG emissions (tCO2eq/yr)

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719,160
= 43,538 Tree seedlings grown for 10 years

Installed renewable energy capacity (MW/yr)

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226
=  752,667 Individual residential solar panels

Renewable power production (GWh/yr)

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1,288
=  32,199,525 Electric car charges

Avoided GHG emissions (tCO2eq)

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1,563,812
= 94,673 Tree seedlings grown for 10 years

Installed renewable energy capacity (MW)

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765
= 2,550,667 Individual residential solar panels

Total renewable power production (GWh)

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2,942
= 73,541,191 Electric car charges

Avoided GHG emissions (tCO2eq/yr)

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1,476,477
= 89,386 Tree seedlings grown for 10 years

Installed renewable energy capacity (MW)

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1,237
= 4,123,333 Individual residential solar panels

Renewable power production (GWh/yr)

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2,782
= 69,550,000 Electric car charges

People

The mandate of the funds is to deliver an environmental and social impact alongside financial returns.

We closely track the social impact of our investments across a number of key indicators.

Here you can see the impact of our funds (for 2022 and since operations started) and the forecasted annual impact once the current portfolio is completely operational.

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We’ve delivered projects which are inclusive and respectful of communities.
- Claire Cummins, Head of ESG

Jobs created

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1,641

People served

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1,905,888
= 2x the population of Amsterdam

Jobs created

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7,500

People served

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1,905,888
= 2x the population of Amsterdam

Jobs created

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13,958

People served

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3,761,363
= 5x the population of Amsterdam

Catalytic effect

Our investments make use of donor funding to catalyse commercial investors interest in sectors and markets they would otherwise perceive as too risk intensive. We quantify the amount of "additional" funding we unlock for these markets and sectors activities in our 'catalytic effect' metric.

As we are still fundraising for Climate Investor Two, we currently only provide a forecast.

Clean energy at scale is not possible without the catalytic role of Donor funding.
- Georges Beukering, Head of Capital Raising

Climate Investor 1

USD 600mn

Climate Investor 1

USD ~1.2bn

Climate Investor 2

USD

Forecast

USD ~1.6bn

Clean power projects we invest in

Wind (Onshore & Nearshore)

Focusing on fast-growing economies with strong wind resources, we develop large-scale wind farm projects on- and near a countries shores in close collaboration with local governments and communities.

Solar Photovoltaic (PV)

Converts sunlight directly into electricity using solar cells.

Run-of-River Hydropower

Harnesses the flow of rivers to generate electricity without significantly disrupting the river’s course.

Explore Climate Investor One

Our renewable energy fund

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"We have shown that deploying capital at scale for the development of green power projects in emerging markets is possible and profitable."

Assets

Bio2Watt - Waste-to-Value

Bio2Watt is a platform of Waste-to-energy projects located in Southern Africa. The first operational project is located in South Africa, near Johannesburg.

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OFC Galapagos - Debt for Climate Conversion

The Ecuador debt-for-climate swap aims to help finance the conservation of the Galapagos Islands, one of the planet's most important ecosystems

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CNRG - C&I Solar

CNRG is a 110 MW platform of commercial and industrial rooftop solar projects across Vietnam and Indonesia.

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TWPC - Near Shore Wind

Tra Vinh Wind Power Company (TWPC) is a 48 MW nearshore wind project in Vietnam. It is located in close proximity to its sister plant, Ecotech.

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Ecotech - Near Shore Wind

Ecotech is a 78 MW nearshore wind project in Vietnam. It is located in close proximity to its sister plant, TWPC.

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Ampyr - Wind

Ampyr is a platform of renewable projects across India. CI1 is currently invested in the 38 MW Balenahalli project.

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RSP - Wind

Red Sea Power (RSP) is a 60 MW onshore wind project in Djibouti.

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AHH - Run-of-River Hydro

Africa Hydro Holdings (AHH) is a run-of-river hydro platform with four operational projects in Uganda. CI1 is currently invested in the 42 MW Achwa I project.

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Cleantech - C&I Solar

Cleantech is a 600 MW platform of commercial and industrial rooftop solar projects across Asia.

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