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The Canadian Government established a national infrastructure bank to help attract private sector investors and institutional investmet in infrastructure projects in Canada that will generate revenue and are in the public interest.
The Pensions Infrastructure Platform was developed to facilitate long-term investment in UK infrastructure by pension schemes. It was established by UK pension schemes to operate and invest for pension schemes. It allows pension schemes of all sizes to invest in national infrastructure projects by pooling resources into a single investment fund.
Australia’s national government introduced policy to incentivise asset recycling / capital recycling by state-level governments, offering up to 15% of the sale or lease proceeds of asset privatisations for re-investment in infrastructure projects. Since 2014, the State of New South Wales has raised AUD32.7 billion through asset recycling.
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) launched the Green Economy Transition (GET) approach in 2015 to accelerate investments that drive environmental benefits. Following the severe impact of the COVID-19 health emergency, a new GET 2.0 was proposed to contribute to a green economic recovery post-COVID-19.
A new GI Hub initiative, launching in November 2021, tracks the amount of infrastructure as a stimulus announced by G20 governments and presents data insights that will help governments, investors, multilateral development banks, and project directors achieve transformative outcomes from infrastructure in the post-COVID-19 recovery.
Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP) and a set of founding partners, have recently launched the Innovative Infrastructure Initiative (I³); a new consortium championing and accelerating transformative infrastructure projects in America that use technology and innovation to meet pressing infrastructure needs.
The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBGs) met yesterday and issued a Communiqué outlining their collective commitments and priorities. The Communiqué cites several GI Hub tools that will help G20 countries and others harness the transformative potential of infrastructure and attract private investment in infrastructure.
These five social infrastructure trends are not new concepts, but the rate at which they are appearing all over the world is staggering.
While infrastructure is a driver of economic prosperity and can provide a solid basis for strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth, it is not a given that infrastructure investment will fully realise these aims without visionary planning and commitment. For infrastructure investment to deliver a more sustainable, resilient and inclusive global recovery, we need to create the right enabling environment now.
What does resilience to climate change look like and how can we support countries in coping with climate risks?
Is ESG investment just a passing fad? What is the future of China’s Belt and Road Initiative? And does the Covid-19 pandemic mean we must reassess climate change targets? Our CEO Marie Lam-Frendo answers questions on the future of infrastructure.