The UK Green Investment Bank's investments help fund the creation of new energy and waste infrastructure across the UK and with that, new jobs in construction and operations.
We are a key part of the UK’s efforts to achieve its legally binding environmental targets. These targets require an investment of £330bn in the UK’s green economy by 2020. To date we are seeing investment in the UK’s green economy at less than half the required rate. Our business model is not designed to plug the gap through our direct investments alone. We must invest in a way which demonstrates the attractiveness of the opportunity to others. To do that we must show that it is possible to invest in projects which are green and profitable – this is our double bottom line.