Infrastructure - SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

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At the center of transition: The United Kingdom looks to infrastructure to help lead

by Drew Campbell

The United Kingdom, not unlike most countries, is transitioning through a set of challenges related to climate change, economic inequities and the move to a more digitally focused world. The country also is adjusting to the European Investment Bank no longer being able to invest in infrastructure within its borders, which helped make those investments in the past.

The country’s reaction to these new circumstances was the focus of a virtual conference hosted by City & Financial Sept. 14. The event focused on mobilizing private capital from within and outside the United Kingdom to invest in the country’s infrastructure during a time of economic and societal transition.

During a session on the role infrastructure can play in helping the world achieve the 2050 net-zero carbon target, one panelist remarked on a recent speech by the Confederation of British Industry director general, Tony Danker, who made the point that getting statements from government is great and

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