EEFIG Underwriting Toolkit – Value and Risk Appraisal For Energy Efficiency Financing

Published June 2017

The Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) Underwriting Toolkit provides a common framework for financial institutions, project developers and hosts of energy efficiency projects such as companies and consumers to scale up their deployment of capital into energy efficiency. EEFIG is a partnership between UNEP FI and the European Commission.

The multiple stakeholders involved in energy efficiency investment often do not speak the same language. The Toolkit will help analysts, originators and risk departments within financial institutions better understand energy efficiency investment and better evaluate both their value and risks. Standardised processes and common definitions will allow for training and capacity building. Project developers and owners will be able to develop projects in a way that matches the needs of financial institutions. This common framework will allow for energy efficiency investment to proceed at greater scale and speed.

The publication is available for download here.

Find more information, including forewords from Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission VP, and UN Environment Head, Erik Solheim on the EEFIG website.