Create a sustainable finance strategy with EDGE.
Start your bank’s transition to a smarter way of investing in the property sector. Adopt EDGE and book a portfolio with higher asset value and less risk.
By using EDGE as a verification instrument, you can help shape and accelerate the real estate market towards green construction, while earning better profits. Here are the top reasons for banks to stimulate green building growth:
Access New Sources of Finance
Gain access to liquidity from a new and more diversified investor base through green bonds, green securitizations and green credit facilities.
Realize the investment potential for green buildings while establishing an identity as the “green bank” of choice.
Enhanced ESG Standing
The EDGE software indicates the projected reductions in carbon emissions for certified properties, which can be used in institutional reporting for shareholders and the public.
Increased Market Share
Win a greater share of the market through innovative financing that responds to the direction the market is heading.
Lower Investment Risk
Invest in higher-value, lower-risk assets to maximize returns and increase profitability.
New Product Offerings
Introduce innovative products to include green construction finance and green mortgages, which can attract new clients and customers.
Switch to greening your entire portfolio as a requirement of investment, with EDGE certification making it easier than ever before.
An EDGE certificate is proof that a client has uploaded their compliance materials into the EDGE software and met eligibility criteria, with independent certification by an approved provider.
Banks play a critical role in diverting the construction sector onto a more low-carbon path, with little to no changes required for their internal practices and procedures.
Green construction finance typically includes preferential rates, better terms, and/or a promotional offer to cover certification costs for property developers who commit to EDGE.
Green mortgages enable buyers to purchase certified homes where green design costs are tucked into larger loans. Reduced utility bills result in lower monthly overhead for homeowners, which lowers the risk for the bank.
Green bonds are a fixed-income instrument that are earmarked to raise money for climate-smart investments, including real estate.
Banks and insurance companies are motivating property developers to certify green. Check out their exact offerings, or download the Banking Incentives for EDGE chart.
To begin your bank’s journey towards offering sustainable finance, consider joining IFC’s Green Banking Academy. Send an email to express your interest.
You may also reach out to the EDGE Team directly to request specific information about how to incorporate EDGE in your green building investment strategy.