The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a €25 million loan to QNB Finans Leasing to support sustainable investments in Turkey. The funds will expand QNB’s lending to private-sector small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for green investments, providing lease financing to companies implementing green economy investments, for example, in energy efficiency and renewables. The loan is being provided under the EBRD’s Green Economy Financing Facility Türkiye (GEFF Türkiye) framework and builds on the success of its predecessor, the Türkiye Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (TurSEFF). This will be the EBRD’s third loan under GEFF Türkiye, launched at the beginning of the year. The loan also includes a gender-responsive component to support financial access to green investments for women-led businesses, including a technical cooperation package that oversees gender baseline assessments, awareness opportunities and capacity building on gender-specific supply and demand issues.