How can we scale private sector investment in sustainable projects?

By John Tress, Sustainable Finance, Director, PwC UK

It’s now clearer than ever that private sector investment will be crucial in delivering the type of sustainable investment projects that help people and the planet, whilst contributing to growth and prosperity.

That’s why PwC is supporting HRH The Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI) as it launches the SMI Project Development Tool and publishes an updated Scaling Private Sector Investment (SPSI) report. These new materials seek to enable greater private sector investment in sustainable projects.

The SMI Project Development Tool allows countries, cities and local project sponsors to conduct an early assessment of project readiness for private sector investment. It offers project sponsors a framework to move from early stage concept soundings to formal fundraising conversations. And it provides detailed guidance on sustainable project development concepts and international best practice. 

The new SPSI report focuses on the opportunities available to build a pipeline of bankable projects, particularly in emerging markets. Notably, it recommends the creation of a global virtual network of Project Delivery Units (PDUs) to help address local knowledge gaps and connect projects to relevant knowledge partners, financial institutions and global peers.

SMI commissioned the SPSI report with contributions from Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC, with support from BCG. The work has been delivered pro bono by all firms.

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