Financing sustainable development
The public sector challenge to obtain private investment in sustainability
Estimates of the level of investment required to achieve sustainable development goals are staggering and public finances alone will not be sufficient. As a result, many government funding programs need to mobilise and leverage private sector investment.
This paper discusses key aspects of the including:
- How to make the ROI attractive given the scale of funding/risk required
- Initiatives and innovations to unlock private capital
- Key design features of public funds for sustainable development.
This paper is based on a a series of interviews with finance and investment executives together with Deloitte cleantech financing specialists to provide a range of views on the value of current mechanisms to ‘unlock’ private funds for sustainable development projects.