It is challenging for teachers to digest climate change in order to be able to explain it clearly to children. It is also challenging to ensure we create hope rather than anxiety in the classroom.
The European Investment Bank is at the forefront of the global effort to fight climate change, but everyone has a role to play, from international institutions, to governments, companies and individuals. The first step is awareness, which begins at the youngest age. This is why the EIB, the EU climate bank, has produced educational content intended for primary school students and their teachers, explaining simply and clearly what climate change is, what causes it and how it can be mitigated.
Learn how to identify and overcome the challenges in investing in nature. This step-by-step guide will also show you how to put together investment propositions for natural capital and biodiversity-related projects.
This toolkit will help you identify the cost-saving and revenue-generating opportunities that nature could unleash for you, outlining practical ways for you to access finance to incorporate these solutions into your operations.
How can you integrate environmental and social dimensions in your projects to ensure they are sustainable?
This course explains the environmental and social (E&S) standards that apply to all of the EIB’s investment projects. Its focus is to help our financial intermediaries acquire the ability to manage E&S risks.
The EIB 360° Quest for Climate Solutions is an interactive, free platform on the EIB website where viewers can embark on virtual journeys to visit ground-breaking projects that are making a difference in the fight against climate change in Europe. Filmed with state-of-the-art 360° cameras in some of Europe’s most stunning scenery, these short videos are presented by the EIB’s reporter, who interviews top scientists, engineers, and experts on site. Find out more
Micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) represent about 90% of businesses worldwide, according to the World Bank. Yet they are also the most vulnerable to a rapidly changing world. To make them more resilient, sustainability needs to become an integral part of how they work.
This training series equips you with all the essential skills and tools to make your company more sustainable and boost your business.
Why do financial sector development and financial inclusion matter for inclusive and resilient growth?
During this course, you will learn about the main challenges that private sector enterprises, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), face accessing finance and how these challenges can be overcome by making financial products and services more attuned to the needs of the SMEs. The course will provide standard risk management methodologies for SME lending and review the use of technology in the financial sector.
From social housing to education and from small businesses to post-disaster recovery, we support regions and cities to stimulate the economy and improve their citizens’ quality of life. Find out more about what type of support we provide and who can benefit.
How can EU cities and regions make use of our funding and advisory services for their development projects? What role can the European Fund for Strategic Investments play to help municipalities and regional governments boost their investment?
This course will give you practical information and case studies on the Investment Plan for Europe and sustainable urban agenda projects, among others.
EIB Investment Report 2022/2023: Resilience and renewal in Europe
Political strife caused by the war in Ukraine, an energy crisis and tightening credit are hitting EU firms just as they were beginning to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis. While the pandemic was a major shock, sizable policy support enabled firms to survive and transform. Relatively easy access to funding also helped them weather the crisis.
This report provides insight into the state of the European economy and its ability to withstand these crises while also becoming greener and more digital.