75 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
700 Canal Street
Stamford, CT 06902
The Green Bank’s mission is to confront climate change by increasing and accelerating investment into Connecticut’s green economy to create more resilient, healthier, and equitable communities.
Our vision is a planet protected by the love of humanity. This statement was inspired by many people including Mary Evelyn Tucker of the Yale Divinity School, the late Mother Jennifer from the Daughters of Mary of the Immaculate Conception, and the late Maya Angelou, particularly her poem “On the Pulse of Morning.” This poem speaks to the struggle for social and environmental justice and is as poignant today as it was when it was written. We cannot have environmentalism with humanitarianism.
To leverage limited public resources to scale-up and mobilize private capital investment in the green economy of Connecticut
To strengthen Connecticut’s communities, especially vulnerable communities, by making the benefits of the green economy inclusive and accessible to all individuals, families, and businesses
To pursue investment strategies that advance market transformation in green investing while supporting the organization’s pursuit of financial sustainability
Create more jobs in our communities
Reduce the burden of energy costs on our families and businesses (especially the most vulnerable)
Reduce fossil fuel pollution that causes local public health problems and global climate change
Make our communities more resilient to the impacts of climate change.
Whether through direct outreach or through partnerships with other community-based organizations, the Green Bank strives to bring people together and strengthen the bonds we share with one another. We believe in a simple but critically important message – green bonds us – the environment unites us. We know that investment alone is not enough; we need inclusive, equitable engagement of our citizens across the state to combat climate change.
Through our Comprehensive Plan, the Green Bank is committed to ensure that no less than 40% of the investment and benefits of our incentive and financing programs will reach our state’s vulnerable communities. In recent years, we have focused our efforts on increasing energy efficiency and solar in low- and moderate-income households.