Sustainable Energy Investing and Financing Activation (SEIFA)
In December, the first Sustainable Energy Investing and Financing Activation (SEIFA) Advisory Board Meeting was held online, hosted by PEDAL Consulting as the project coordinator.
Sector experts from the 12 SEIFA targeted countries in the CEE region, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia, discussed several important points, such as:
1. Sustainable Energy Investment Fund (SEIF) and its value proposition towards investors
SEIF is one of the first funds focusing on sustainable and green finance established in Luxembourg. There are promising indications that SEIF could stimulate discussions among policymakers and other financial stakeholders, leading to increased interest and support for green financing.
2. The SEIFA Value Proposition for Investable Projects
The Advisory Board members particularly appreciate the mezzanine option, which could provide a cash or equity complement for developers who have secured a project but are not able to provide enough financial guarantees to finalize the investment. This option would be particularly valuable for several markets in the CEE region.
Additionally, several attractive investment opportunities were brought into the discussion that could eventually make part of the SEIF portfolio.
The feedback and advice provided by the Advisory Board members is greatly appreciated by the SEIFA consortium and is being integrated to make SEIFA’s positive impact even greater.
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Sustainable Energy Investing and Financing Activation (SEIFA) project was created in 2021 to invest 500M euros in sustainable energy facilities.
Investing in Europe's sustainable transition offers immense potential to capitalise on emerging opportunities and reap the benefits of a socially and environmentally conscious approach.
The EUSEW was truly exciting for the SEIFA team, as we had the opportunity to forge new collaborations with interesting stakeholders and discuss SEIFA's progress and impact.
Together with the SEIFA project partners, we established an extensive network of experienced and dedicated local experts to provide the highest quality services to our clients.
Due to the current European security situation, the necessity for energy security is evident more than ever. Urgent efforts are needed to replace fossil fuels.
Sustainability and the transition to a low-carbon, more resource-efficient, and circular economy are key in the long-term competitiveness of the EU economy.
Public investments alone are not sufficient to undertake this massive challenge and private investments will play a key role in the sustainable transition.
The SEIFA project’s main objective is to establish an Investment Fund that will invest with a focus on sustainable energy companies and industrial companies.