Financing Opportunities

GBS has extensive experience and a proven record in the identification, application process and procurement of grants, loan guarantees, US and foreign tax credits and other government programs and incentives to provide additional financial support, market accessibility, and increased financial leverage for equity investments including USDA, DOE, DOD, SBA, ExIm Bank, OPIC, International Development Banks, private investment, and Green Bonds.

U.S. Based Projects

Our team has the expertise to identify and secure all sources of public financing available for a multitude of U.S. based bioeconomy projects, including:

Traditional bank financing
USDA Business & Industry Loan Guarantee Program
USDA 9003 Biorefinery Loan Guarantee Program
USDA 9007 Energy Grant and Loan Guarantee Program
USDA Value-Added Producer Grant Program

Impact Investing

As a movement, impact investing seeks to foster widespread behavioral change by reshaping the ways people view the purpose of money and business in society. Such a shift will inform how people make economic choices, how companies conduct business, and how all investors evaluate and value opportunities to account for impact. In short, the impact investing movement aims to raise the bar for how investments can positively impact society.

As an industry, impact investing is a segment of broader financial markets comprising investors, service providers, and field-builders who actively seek to optimize their positive impact.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 interrelated global goals, detailed by the United Nations, that target ambitious progress by the year 2030 against a broad range of issues, including poverty, hunger, health, education, climate change, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, the environment, and social justice.

Impact investors worldwide have become energized at the prospect of contributing to these global goals. Many have begun to align their portfolios to the USDGs, and other investors use the SDGs as a means to identify and develop impact investing strategies.

The growth of impact investing has three main causes:

Investors of all stripes increasingly demonstrate a desire to align their investments with their values. Norms are changing around the roles of business in society, and many investors want to hold businesses accountable for broader impacts on their various stakeholders and the environments in which they operate. Interest is especially high among the demographic groups set to control the most wealth in the coming years: women and millennials.
Investors display growing understanding that considering social and environmental impact is simply good business, providing greater license to operate and improving profitability, especially in the long run.
Investors manifest a desire to align with major global frameworks, specifically the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which have explicitly called for private capital to finance solutions to social and environmental challenges.

In 2016, more than one out of every five dollars under professional management in the U.S. was devoted to sustainable, responsible or impact investing strategies. GBS is actively working to enlarge and enhance our network of impact investors that are actively looking for investment in Low Carbon projects, and connecting interested parties to accelerate buildout of key technologies that can have major, long-lasting impact.

  • Amount of Government $ Spent on Sustainability Strategies Annually 20% 20%

Green Bonds

Green bonds were created to fund projects that have positive environmental and/or climate benefits. The majority of the green bonds issued are green “use of proceeds” or asset-linked bonds. Proceeds from these bonds are earmarked for green projects but are backed by the issuer’s entire balance sheet. There have also been green “use of proceeds” revenue bonds, green project bonds and green securitized bonds.

The key difference between conventional and green bonds is the specified use of proceeds. Investors are increasingly focused on integrating Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into their investment processes. Green bonds meet these Environmental objects.

Investors in Green Bonds

Mainstream Institutional Investors
Specialist ESG and Responsible Investors
Corporate Treasury
Sovereign and Municipal Governments
Retail Investors
GBS staff have served on an Industry Working Group to develop green bond standards for bioenergy and electric grids through the Climate Bonds Initiative and are also involved on using the QuantaVision Risk Management System to provide bondholders with transparent reporting requirements for Low Carbon projects.
Global Biofuture Solutions thrives on supporting the growth of a Low Carbon Bioeconomy with our suite of high-quality, proprietary ESG tools and services. Accelerate your path to market, project fruition, and successful financing results by leveraging our experience and flexible fee schedules (retainer, per-project, or hourly).