Verde programme

Verde programme, financing for green projects at a lower interest rate.

Sustainable growth with green financing

Together with the European Investment Fund (EIF), we are promoting more sustainable investments and the green transition.

Green Business Loans granted under the Verde programme form a part of InvestEU, a European Union investment programme. The aim of the programme is to promote sustainable long-term growth in Europe.

The criteria for eligible projects are based on the EU’s environmental and climate goals.

The programme allows participating projects to receive loans with an interest rate that is 0.25 percentage points lower than the normal rate.

Investments that can be financed under the Verde programme

  • Renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Environmentally sustainable natural resources and land use
  • Clean transportation
  • Prevention of pollution, including waste treatment and water and wastewater management

The environmental benefits of the investment are measured by applicable reporting indicators. These may include cutting carbon emissions, reducing energy consumption (MW) and available treatment capacity (m3 per day).

Verde financing in a nutshell

  • The interest rate is lowered by 0.25 percentage points.
  • The investment must be new.
  • The loan may amount to EUR 100,000–12,500,000.
  • The maximum investment to be financed is EUR 50 million.
  • The minimum loan period is 2 years.
  • The company must meet the programme’s definition of an SME: fewer than 250 employees, revenue of less than EUR 50 million or a balance sheet total of less than EUR 43 million.*

*Also applicable to projects by public entities.

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