SUNREF Partner Banks

Through SUNREF, local partner banks finance private development projects that are more innovative than those usually financed. AFD identifies what local banks are currently doing in the RE/EE sector and uses the innovative SUNREF system to  grow the environmental finance sector in a sustainable way.   SUNREF loans are consequently positioned well ahead of market maturity.

Eligibility of local partner banks:

  • Quality of the bank: activities, client portfolio

  • In-house processes: from the identification to the implementation of the loan, including the allocation and monitoring of indicators

  • The bank’s strategy

Thanks to SUNREF’s technical assistance, experts assist partner banks in:

  • Gaining better knowledge of the sustainable energy and environment sectors

  • Analyzing the risks associated with green investments

  • Developing a commercial strategy for green finance

  • Introducing procedures and the structure for a permanent range of green finance products


In Nigeria