“For 1 euro investment, you will get 3 euros in return. And what’s more, you will help restore the critical river ecosystem here in Benin.” Gautier Koffi Amoussou, working for Eco-Benin NGO, and Kpati Komlan Zomavo Aguey of COSOL PG, an NGO located in Togo, pitched their dredging business plan to restore Benin’s river ecosystems. This plan earned them the prize for the most promising green business case during last week’s Green Finance Academy, hosted by IUCN NL, Nyenrode Business University, Wageningen Environmental Research and EY.

The first round for this years MoMo proposals has been launched.

The Dutch private climate finance challenge ‘MoMo4Climate’ calls for fresh proposals. MoMo is interested in ideas that attract private investment for climate mitigation or adaptation programs. The challenge is to send us a proposal that can attract private investors. The deadline for the first call is 15 April. Please use the registration form to submit your proposal. 

Embassy of the Netherlands in Indonesia calls for climate adaptation and mitigation proposals!

The newest knowledge product from IUCN NL, 'The missing link', provides practical steps to mobilise climate and landscape finance at scale. It describes what investors, governments, entrepreneurs and NGOs can contribute to finance Integrated Landscape Management (ILM). The practical steps are based on detailed analysis of four examples that have integrated elements of ILM into their investment model. Readers can take these recommendations and best practices and embed them into their existing policies and practices.

“Business as usual is not an option,” contends the Business and Sustainable Development Commission in its new report, Better Business, Better World. The report is a call-to-action to business leaders to adopt a “socially focused business model” based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. It makes the case that business models that prioritise environmental sustainability and financial inclusion are the most viable for long-term economic growth. 

Also this year, organisations and companies that have an innovative business case focused on promoting either climate change mitigation or adaptation in a developing country can compete to receive € 25.000 seed finance for further developing their business case. Project proposals can be submitted here. The upcoming round closes on 15 April.  

MoMo is looking for promising projects that fulfil the following criteria:

  • The project is focused on the clean-tech, food, agro, or water sector.
  • The project has potential for up-scaling.
  • The project holds the promise to mobilise substantial private investment in the next 3 years.
  • The project is concrete, realistic and actionable. It contains concrete milestones and metrics.
  • Make sure that there is one or more parties willing to take the lead in preparing and presenting the project, and eventually implementing it. 
  • For the Dutch edition of the MoMo challenge, the project’s intervention is aimed at a developing country and contains the involvement of at least one Dutch organisation.
  • For the Indonesian edition of the MoMo challenge, the project needs to take place in Indonesia.

How to attract funding for your environmental or development project? For the second year, the Green Finance Academy offers a five day masterclass to prepare environmental and development professionals for this task. The masterclass helps participants to transform their projects into bankable projects that generate financial returns for investors.

Stay tuned for new calls for proposals on this website. New opportunities for MoMo support will be launched in March 2017. Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be notified for new calls for proposals.

Do you know where impact investing is headed? Climate and the environment appear to lead the way, both as a priority for investors and as a sector that can provide examples as to how the SDGs can translate into an actionable framework for investments. See here the complete list of 4 growth trends in impact investing.

OPIN Foundation and Royal IHC have both been awarded € 30.000 for their innovative business proposals that contribute to climate mitigation or adaption in developing countries. 

A third round for MoMo proposals has been launched

We have already received quite some interesting MoMo proposals this year, but we are certain that there are many more innovative ideas on how to mobilise and leverage private climate finance. We therefore launch our third call. MoMo proposals can be submitted until 15 September 2016. Please use the registration form.

Press release

Organisations and companies with an innovative business case focused on promoting either climate change mitigation or adaptation in a developing country, can now compete to receive support to further develop and receive (partial) finance for their business case. The Mobilising More (MoMo) initiative provides expert feedback as well as two times EUR 30.000 of award money for submitted business cases that have strong potential to positively impact climate change. Project proposals can be submitted on the MoMo website: www.momo4climate.org. The upcoming round closes at 1 September.