Seizing the opportunities of the ecological transition
Environmental integration offers significant economic development potential: green growth provides a number of opportunities to companies through new markets, especially in the fields of:
- Energy management
- Sustainable natural resources management
- Environmental protection
In developing countries, financing this green growth is a major challenge. Agence Française de Développement (AFD) contributes to this challenge in partnership with banks in the South.
SUNREF: A green credit line developed for companies by AFD
Loans allocated by local partner banks, investment premiums and free technical assistance depending on the geographical area: the SUNREF range of services is tailored to allow companies to acquire higher quality equipment, make cost savings and be more competitive.
SUNREF also offers banks in the South special partnership conditions to allow them to seize the opportunities of green finance.
 Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and Energy Finance
SUNREF in figures
Over 42 projects successfully implemented since 2006
Some 70 partner banks in over 30 countries of operation
Over EUR 2,5 bn of loansallocated by AFD, including EUR 1,2 bn already disbursed