The ACGF is an ASEAN Infrastructure Fund initiative supporting governments in Southeast Asia to prepare and finance infrastructure projects that promote environmental sustainability and contribute to climate change goals. The ACGF is owned by ASEAN governments and ADB and managed by ADB.
This document presents progress made and achievements from January to December 2022 of the ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility (ACGF).
This flyer explains how Southeast Asian debt issuers could raise over a $1 billion by 2025 through green, social, sustainable, and other labeled bonds (GSS+) to fund investments and ramp up climate resilience.
This brochure explains how the ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility (ACGF) supports governments in Southeast Asia to catalyze public and private capital to accelerate green infrastructure investments.
The Blue SEA Finance Hub (BSFH) will serve as an “institutional base to proactively grow the Blue Economy in ASEAN” with the involvement of several other ADB units as well as external partners such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility (ACGF)—an initiative of the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund—was launched in April 2019 to accelerate green infrastructure investments in Southeast Asia.
The ACGF provides ASEAN member governments with technical assistance and access to over $1 billion in loans from cofinancing partners. The ACGF’s technical assistance supports governments to identify and prepare commercially viable green infrastructure projects while the ACGF loans are utilized to cover upfront capital investment costs. This two-pronged approach “de-risks” green infrastructure projects, making them more attractive to private capital investors.
Potential projects for early-stage project preparation support identified from ACGF country roundtable events and consultations with ADB operations teams and ACGF partners.
Technical support provided for initial project preparation, including financial structuring and an assessment of potential green impacts.
Projects screened against ACGF eligibility criteria, and a draft project information memorandum produced. Financing interest sought from ACGF cofinancing partners.
A full project information memorandum (including a financing plan) finalized and submitted to the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund Board for review and approval.
Due diligence conducted and the project prepared for ADB and ACGF cofinancing partner loan approvals.