Filling the Global Infrastructure Gap
As countries around the world continue to develop at unprecedented rates, the effects of globalization, urbanization, and climate change are having dramatic environmental, financial, and social impacts. A critical component of this growth is the infrastructure needed to sustain global communities, from safe and reliable energy sources to bridges and roadways that can support new models of transportation. The time is now for increased investment to rebuild aging infrastructure and to fund new projects, from renewable energy to smart-cities technology. Communities, developers, and government leaders alike are searching for methods to increase private investment while making public-sector funding more effective. What are the biggest funding gaps in global infrastructure development? What are best practices for creating public-private infrastructure financing models that address the needs of sustainable development? Panelists will discuss ideal financing structures for projects that utilize a mix of public and private capital and deliver financial, social, and environmental returns.