The AIFC Green Finance Centre is an AIFC Organisation created to enable the development of green finance in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. The main goal is to bring investments to sustainable economy through trending financial instruments, such as green and social bonds. In addition to that, the AIFC Green Finance Centre, being a regional think-tank, provides strategic and business consulting in green finance and sustainable development to Governments, quasi-state organisations and entrepreneurs.
The Centre provides initial assistance to potential issuers, investors and market players on preparations for the issuance of green bonds on the AIFC Exchange (Astana International Exchange).
Green finance refers to investments and other financial instruments aimed at delivering environmentally friendly, energy efficient and low carbon projects. Green bonds, concessional lending, subsidies for green projects, etc. are the main green finance instruments. These financial instruments allow green projects to develop, which would be impossible under standard financial conditions.
Green finance instruments are a component of the capital market that come as an extension of the range of financial instruments and, therefore, opportunities offered to investors, mostly international, given that the green agenda is well developed in Western Europe, North America, and is gaining momentum in Southeast Asia.