Webinar Report Launch – Zeroing in: Investing to Decarbonise Operational Infrastructure

31 Jul 2020 Virtual Event Organised by: City of London Corporation

In collaboration with Turner & Townsend, the City of London is launching on the 31 July 2020, at 0900-1000 BST a report that calls on global investors to retrofit their infrastructure strategies to manage transition risk, and capture opportunities as part of the green recovery.

As the world seeks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, private investors have a considerable role to play in building back better.

Investing in sustainable infrastructure is widely acknowledged as key to driving a global green recovery, but the role of public and private capital in transitioning the existing asset base has received far less attention. What implications Net Zero will have for existing assets and investment strategies remains largely unclear, both in the UK and internationally.

Transitioning operational infrastructure – where private capital is heavily invested – needs a renewed focus for a sustainable recovery and to deliver Net Zero. Drawing on practitioner interviews and case studies, the report unpacks the implications of Net Zero for infrastructure investors and how they should respond ahead of COP26.

The event will include an opening address from Sir Roger Gifford and Dr MA Jun, co-chairs of the UK-China Green Finance Centre.
Featuring a discussion panel moderated by Rongrong Huo, Executive Director of Ninety One, the webinar will also offer insights from speakers at global infrastructure advisory and asset management firms, including:

The report forms part of existing work under the UK-China Green Finance Centre, and builds on the recently launched report ‘Resilience: Lessons to Scale Responsible Investing’.

Register for the event here

The report and event are funded under the UK Government’s Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions (PACT) programme.