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Mobilizing Private / Blended Capital for Resilient Infrastructure Projects in Small Cities Emerging Economies

Luc Lapointe May 31, 2021

The Financial Alliance for Sustainable Trade is excited to push forward with innovations in both technology and structuring that will support the mini muni bond evolution. Tokenization can make an already powerful financial market more accessible for individuals and communities.

Tokenized, digital municipal bonds can help restore the muni market to its original community-driven spirit by making the securities more accessible to everyday citizen investors and more cost-effective for communities of all sizes. Customizable digital agreements, or smart contracts, will help streamline and automate processes such as muni bond payment and settlement, legal arbitration and investor ID verification.”

Community members will always have the greatest incentive to invest in their surrounding environment, and tokenization makes these investment opportunities a realistic local prospect once again. Residents know which highways need to be improved or built. Parents understand local needs and will invest in better schools, parks and communal areas. Blockchain-enabled, community-engaged funding can ensure that investment in public infrastructure maximizes the benefits for the people who live there while improving accountability and local democracy.

The net benefit on average of investing in more resilient infrastructure in low- and middle-income countries would be $4.2 trillion with $4 in benefit for each $1 invested, according to a new report from the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). Resilient infrastructure is not about roads or bridges or powerplants alone. It is about the people, the households and the communities for whom this quality infrastructure is a lifeline to better health, better education and better livelihoods, Investing in resilient infrastructure is about unlocking economic opportunities for people.

Our initiative brings together a global coalition of leaders in infrastructure finance and rating agencies that collaborates to address bottlenecks to efficient financing of resilient infrastructures.

Format

Radical Collaboration

Meta Themes

  • Climate Action

  • Impact Investing

  • Sustainable Development

  • Stakeholder Economics & Leadership

Themes

Impact Leadership for Stakeholder Capitalism, Sustainable Development, Resilient Infrastructures, Economic Development, International Development

Purpose and Desired Outcome

The presentation has been designed to engage fund managers, pension funds, and family offices in a global efforts to simplify the process to invest in resilient infrastructures in Emerging Economies. Participants will be guided through the initiative with a better understanding of the bottlenecks to efficient investment and the solutions created / implemented from our Multi-stakeholder Initiative. Participants will learn on the role of Digitized Assets in building a cost-efficient and effective solution for direct, local investment in mini muni bonds is a good thing both for financial markets and democracy.

Audiences

  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Asset Managers

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Government

  • Academia

Speakers

  • NameLuc Lapointe
  • TitleExecutive Director
  • OrganizationFinance Alliance for Sustainable Trade
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameMaryke Van Staden
  • TitleDirector of ICLEI’s carbon Climate Center
  • OrganizationICLEI
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameAnthony Bufinsky
  • TitleHead of Growth
  • OrganizationArCoin
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameRayne Steinberg
  • TitleCEO Former Founder, WisdomTree
  • OrganizationArCoin
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameShailee
  • TitleAdinolfi
  • OrganizationConsensys
  • StatusInvited
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