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The recording is now available for the GI Hub and International Finance Corporation (IFC) webinar ‘Infrastructure for the recovery: Innovation for de-risking greenfield investment’, the third in the series New Deals: Funding solutions for the future of infrastructure.
Technological innovation could fill 60% of the infrastructure investment gap, but first we need to address the barriers to financing. On 17 November 2021, the GI Hub is hosting Financing InfraTech for the Climate Transition to explore solutions to galvanise infrastructure technology adoption at scale.
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.
Volta, a San-Francisco based EV charging company, partners with retailers, shopping malls, grocery chains, and others to place Volta’s chargers in prime parking spots in front of their businesses. The charging stations will also come with two billboard-sized screens for displaying advertising. An initial 15 minutes of charging is free to customers. California State Government supports the deployment of zero-emissions vehicles and fill gaps in the state’s EV infrastructure.
Cambrian Innovation developed the WEPA to enable food and beverage manufacturers across the United States to implement their solutions to remove wastewater costs, reduce environmental impact, and alleviate capped production at no upfront cost or operational risk. Wineries in Nappa Valley, including Rombauer Vineyards, produced high-strength wastewater (diluted wine) through standard rinsing and cleaning processes putting pressure on traditional municipal treatment plants. In 2018, Rombauer Vineyards was the first replaced existing ineffective treatment system with an EcoVolt Solution from Cambrian Innovation.
RaiseGreen is a new crowdfunding marketplace/platform for green projects. Individuals, startups, non-profits or even local governments looking to start their own green projects can utilise the platform to create and develop the project, set their own terms, and present their offering on RaiseGreen’s platform for potential investors. The platform offers a wide variety of replicable, templatised investment opportunities for solar power, affordable housing, EV charging stations, agriculture, water projects, and microgrids.
This month the GIobal Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) was delighted to participate in the second Africa Infrastructure Fellowship Program (AIFP). The capacity-building program is designed to upskill African government infrastructure specialists, enabling them to facilitate increased investment in a pipeline of new, sustainable infrastructure that has positive social and economic impact in African communities.
The GI Hub today launches Improving Delivery Models, an initiative that showcases proven delivery model improvements that enhance the quality of infrastructure. Many of the challenges faced in delivering infrastructure can be traced back to the early-stage processes of choosing the delivery model and structuring the project.
Cities are at the forefront of the pandemic crisis and are key players in the fight to achieve net-zero emissions targets. The recovery choices they make today will set urban agendas for years to come.
Cities are at the forefront of the pandemic crisis and are key players in the fight to achieve net-zero emissions targets, but they lack funding for essential services and infrastructure. Examples from recent projects demonstrate ways to increase support from private investors.
Ohio State University's energy efficiency program aimed to modernise the 490-building campus. OSU entered into a concession agreement with Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP), which provided a USD1.165 billion up-front lease payment to handle the university’s energy management and a network expansion over a 50-year concession period.
In Chicago, the local government received requests for more libraries and community spaces, however, there was little to no funding available for the projects. Combining a new public library with affordable senior housing improves the value proposition of both projects as construction costs can be shared between levels of government. The library could not have been built on its own.
Rocky Flats was a United States nuclear weapons plant in Colorado. After production was halted in 1989, government agencies did not have the capability or capacity to close the plant as quickly desired. To accelerate the program and minimise cost, performance incentives were provided to the joint venture responsible for delivering the works.
Infrastructure is one of the least technologically transformed sectors of the economy and there is a global consensus that our industry needs innovation to solve big challenges like the resilience of infrastructure during future pandemics, the rise of climate change, urbanisation, and an ageing population
The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) gathered for their fourth official meeting under the Italian G20 Presidency on 13 October 2021. Today, the results of the discussion were shared in the official Communiqué of the meeting and the Fourth Progress Report on the G20 Action Plan.
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.
Watch the GI Hub and International Finance Corporation (IFC) webinar ‘Green recovery for cities: What role can the private sector play’, the second in the series 'New Deals: Funding solutions for the future of infrastructure'. The discussion explored green recovery solutions and highlighted lessons learnt from two projects.
Join the GI Hub and IFC for Session 3 in the webinar series 'New Deals: Funding solutions for the future of infrastructure'. This session will include an expert panel discussion of innovations for de-risking greenfield investment.
Long term private investors have long started investing in those assets, but the potential - and the need - for more and better private investment remains huge. Drawing on the vast pool of experience and contributions of LTIIA members, this report analyses the current constraints and current challenges limiting institutional investors’ share of the market.
How can we drive infrastructure delivery reforms? Join GI Hub and Jacobs on 26 October for the launch webinar of our newest initiative, Improving Delivery Models.
The recording is now available for the GI Hub and Italian G20 Presidency’s InfraChallenge 2021 Final which was held over two-days on 15 and 16 September 2021