How we calculate our numbers

Across this website we use a range of statistics. The purpose of this section is to provide a more detailed explanation of what those numbers mean. 

As at 31 March 2020​

£20+ billion​ of capital committed or arranged:​ Combining historic activity where UK Green Investment Bank (GIB), Green Investment Group (GIG) or Macquarie Capital have committed their own funds or arranged third-party capital and / or financing. ​

9 GW+ of operational projects​: Combining historic activity where UK Green Investment Bank (GIB), GIG or Macquarie Capital have contributed equity investment or debt​ to projects that have now entered operations.

25 GW+ in Development​: Includes projects being developed directly by GIG or through operating platforms. Operating platforms are companies operating as operationally segregated subsidiaries of GIG or companies where GIG has entered a joint venture with another partner. ​

450 renewable energy experts:​ Includes Macquarie Group employees operating under the GIG brand and operating platform employees, as defined above.

Supported over 3 GW of renewable energy projects with PPAs​: Total capacity of renewable energy projects in development, construction or operation where GIG or Macquarie Capital (either directly or via operating platforms) have contributed equity investment, which is supported by power purchase agreements structured by GIG, Macquarie Capital or its operating platforms.

 

As at 31 March 2019​

We report on our aggregate green impact data annually, for the period 1 April to 31 March. The latest published green impact data can be found in our Progress Reports.  GIG only reports estimated green impact for projects where GIG has provided a binding commitment to make a principal investment at, or subsequent to, the project reaching final investment decision (FID). 

Further details of our methodology for calculating Green Impact are provided in our Green Impact Reporting Criteria .

181,000 MtCO2e greenhouse gas emissions avoidance: Total estimated greenhouse gas emissions avoided over the lifetime of GIG’s investments to date, which comprise new investments into projects within the reporting period, retained projects and exited projects​.

Equivalent to removing 2.3 million cars from the road: for 25 years, which is the typical lifespan of a green energy generation asset. Based on UK benchmarks

493,000 GWh​ renewable energy generation: Estimated renewable energy generation over the lifetime of GIG’s investments to date, which comprise new investments into projects within the reporting period, retained projects and exited projects. ​

Equivalent to the energy consumption of 5 million homes: for 25 years, which is the typical lifespan of a green energy generation asset. Based on UK benchmarks