Leaders of MIGA, Total, BIS, City of Pretoria speaking at the 4th Global Infrastructure Basel Summit

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News

Highlights of the 4th Global Infrastructure Basel Summit


Highlights of the upcoming
4th Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) Summit

Selection of Confirmed Speakers

  • Jamie Caruana, General Manager and CEO, Bank for International Settlements
  • Executive Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa, Tshwane, South Africa
  • Ambassador Michael Gerber, Special Representative for Global Sustainable Development, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
  • Barbara Kux, Member of Board of Directors of Total and Henkel, Member of SDSN Leadership Council
  • Keiko Honda, Executive Vice President, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency MIGA
  • Holger Rubel, Managing Director and Head of Sustainability, Boston Consulting Group
  • Samantha Smith, Leader, Global Climate and Energy Initiative, WWF International

An overview of all speakers can be found here

Preview of this year’s presentations of sustainable infrastructure projects:

Integrated Solid Waste Management

China, Yongzhou
Sectors: Recycling and Waste
Total Investment: USD 118.00 Mio.

This project’s objectives are increased recycling, reduction and proper treatment of municipal solid waste, and more sustainable development for the urban population of 1,000,000 in Yongzhou City.

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Line

Morocco, City of Agadir
Sector: Transportation
Total Investment: USD 140.00 Mio.

The City’s BRT Line Project (10 km) was conceived in direct response to the mobility constraints faced by the city. In the past year, the city has grown rapidly, and therefore its infrastructure needs to be expanded.

Development of a Satellite Town

Tanzania, Dar es Salaam
Sector: Urban Development
Total Investment: USD 120.00 Mio.

The development of a satellite town in the Mabwepande area, which is both safe from floods and well-situated in the vicinity of main roads and a growing port.

Sustainable Community Programme

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
Sectors: Retrofit and Sustainable Property
Total Investment: USD 20.00 Mio.

This project is a sustainable development programme on behalf of Procter & Gamble and Pro-Natura that is designed to deliver replicable and scalable solutions for impoverished urban “favela” communities, initially in Brazil.

More GIB-graded projects which are going to be presented during the summit can be found here

Interactive Workshop
The summit kicks off with an Interactive Workshop with Harvard Business SchoolCase Study Method – Led by Prof. John Macomber, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Boston.

This interactive participant-centred session will use the Harvard Business School case study method to discuss key issues, best practices and useful tools and gradings for financing sustainable infrastructure.

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