The Sustainable Infrastructure Finance Network supports cities to share best practice and find new solutions for financing green infrastructure. Key topics for the network include green bonds, city climate funds and business models that make use of all available climate financing mechanisms through a partnership with Citi Foundation and the World Resources Institute (WRI).
The Sustainable Infrastructure Finance Network Focus Areas
Cities participating in the network have prioritized five focus areas around which they are actively sharing policies, strategies, ideas and challenges with one another. The focus areas are:
Sustainable infrastructure principles and decision-making frameworks
Access to global infrastructure finance experts and service providers
Training and capacity building, development of tools, and joint research on sustainable infrastructure finance
Bilateral or multicity collaboration on specific projects, programmes or policies
Matching city projects with private sector investment.
The Sustainable Infrastructure Finance Network is led by Boston.
"The C40 Sustainable Infrastructure Finance Network is a critical link between the City Energy Project in Boston and global cities and thought leaders that can help us build the on-ramps for private investors we need, creating the projects that will attract investment. The Network provides us an understanding of how other cities are using the tools of finance to improve the quality of sustainable infrastructure and energy efficiency projects from the investor standpoint. From London to Sydney, I have been introduced to city leaders and experts who are thinking about financing energy efficiency in new ways. I cannot imagine achieving the impact we envision without access to this valuable C40 Network."Milton Bevington, City of Boston