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
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:
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%
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.