Unlocking Private Capital to Finance Sustainable Infrastructure
U.S. communities are facing an unprecedented $1.4 trillion infrastructure funding gap. How will governments navigate this monumental challenge and continue to revitalize and promote sustainable development? This new report examines innovative financing approaches to sustainable infrastructure currently underway.
The sustainable infrastructure market is growing across the United States and is increasingly driven by federal, state or local requirements or sustainability goals. Built and managed to meet economic, environmental and social goals, sustainable infrastructure enables government to meet multiple goals by integrating environmental and social co-benefits.
Unlocking Private Capital to Finance Sustainable Infrastructure introduces the first-ever roadmap for increasing collaboration with the private sector to fill critical public funding gaps.
Attracting private capital to increase deployment of public sustainable infrastructure projects will be crucial to market growth. The framework introduces four elements to assist local governments in creating “investment-ready” projects.
Governments, working in partnership with private investors, can lead the way in addressing barriers to financing sustainable infrastructure projects in ways that work towards increasing the scale of the market. In fact, communities are already taking the steps needed to utilize innovative partnerships and new financing models to build sustainable infrastructure.