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Climate Resilient Infrastructure

Climate Resilient Infrastructure
An Initiative to Build Smart Growth


The Milken Institute Innovative Finance team, Center for Financial Markets, Center for Regional Economics, and Center for Strategic Philanthropy have joined together to address the $10 trillion gap in funding, financing and innovation for American infrastructure by 2050. Our Climate Resilient Infrastructure Financing Initiative aims to have a significant effect on the economy, environment, and communities while building long-term resilience and growth for the United States.

$3.3 Trillion

Average amount McKinsey Global Institute finds the world needs to invest annually to support expected rates of growth.

$10 Trillion

US climate resilient infrastructure needs by 2050.

3.5 Million

Jobs can be created over the next 3 years by investing in resilient infrastructure.

Featured Article
Capital Deployment: The Four Things We Need to Do This Decade to Get Climate Right

Read the four steps to maximize the outcome and momentum from the recent marquee commitments. 

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The Value of Predevelopment Investment
Read the Letter to Congress on the Value of Predevelopment Investment For Strengthening and Sustaining U.S. Infrastructure here.
The Community Infrastructure Center (CIC)

Thousands of under-served and high-need communities in every area of the country often struggle to access the resources they need to build critical community infrastructure and economic development projects, from basic water and energy facilities to climate-smart buildings and housing to the new workforce and entrepreneurial systems that can drive long-term resilience and equitable growth. Launched in September 2022, the CIC serves as a connection point to link communities with projects with trusted providers who can help, with funding and expertise.

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From Recovery to Resilience: Getting Post-COVID Infrastructure Right

Our infrastructure experts, Dan Carol and Matt Horton offer recommendations for how the Federal Government can fund infrastructure recovery efforts following COVID-19.

A Turning Point for Planetary Health

This Giving Smarter Guide examines the state of environmental philanthropy and the role it could play in saving the planet.

The Case for an Infrastructure Predevelopment Fund

Center for Financial Markets Director, Dan Carol, explores pathways to economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic that fill current gaps and ensure preparedness for future crises.

Growing the US Green Bond Market: Lab 2

How investors and issuers alike are looking for new tools to protect California from increasingly devastating environmental disasters.

COVID-19's Impact on ESG and Infrastructure

Hosted by CFA Society New York, this web panel features infrastructure experts from the Institute and others to discuss issues related to environmental, social, and corporate governance.

Climate Resilient Infrastructure Financing Initiative
Learn about the Milken Institute’s cross-center initiative and how to build a sustainable post-COVID future through innovative climate resilient infrastructure partnerships.
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