In times when cities and municipalities face complex challenges, such as climate change, pollution, and the necessity of balancing the needs of citizens and businesses, authorities find themselves in a position to not only contemplate how to strategically utilize their resources but also how to attract additional finances to successfully deliver on such complex challenges.
This is especially important since the required investment goes well beyond the standard financing capacity of the city/public sector.
At the event, we will discuss the possibilities of bringing external financing from private investors alongside the local government, the challenges and the opportunities that come with it, and the types of financial mechanisms available that can help municipalities unlock the impact investment potential.
Moreover, we will hear about the pioneering effort to support municipalities addressing this financing challenge by presenting the first study that serves as a practical guide and tool to generate and define impact investments and build an investment portfolio.
And last, we will also hear some good examples of how impact investment projects work in practice and what is the way forward to unlocking the impact investment potential.
This event is open to anyone interested in or working on complex city challenges including Local Authorities and City Leaders, Central (Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Local-Self Government) and Regional government leaders, Development Centers representatives, Bureaus for Regional Development, public enterprises, investors, financial institutions, large and small businesses particularly operating in the real estate utilities, transport, and low carbon technologies, NGOs, business chamber representatives, thriving communities parties, and experts working in the area.