At the Thursday Session ‘What Europe can learn from Europe’, the issue of how to best mobilise private capital for energy efficiency in buildings and industry was extensively discussed. Whilst many approaches leant on using public-private partnerships, two examples worthy of note for their opposite approach to financing includes BetterVest of Germany and the Green Deal Finance Company of the UK. BetterVest are a crowdsourcing web platform which allows businesses to attract investors to help them upgrade the energy efficiency of their premises.