As the world prepares for a new reality coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a clear necessity in this moment to rethink how we can rebuild the global economy and societies for a more resilient and sustainable future. Additionally, the world is awakening to the urgent actions needed to respond to the climate crisis, and the infrastructure sector has a fundamental role to play.
Resilience, mitigation, preparedness and sustainable growth are at the top of the agenda in board rooms, legislative chambers and the public domain. Governments around the world are turning to infrastructure as a means to boost economic growth. The prioritization of green infrastructure projects through mechanisms like sustainable finance and robust ESG criteria can help to ensure that we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis more resilient to address imminent threats including climate change
In this session, the KPMG duo of Sharad Somani, Partner and Head of Infrastructure in Asia Pacific, and Corrado Forcellati, Director of Sustainability Services in Singapore, will be discussing the current landscape of sustainable infrastructure across key markets and how clean energy companies can use sustainable infrastructure as a mechanism for business success. This will be followed by an interactive Q&A session to explore some of the issues that are top of mind for the audience.
The topics covered during this session will include:
1. The big picture on sustainability and infrastructure in our current context
2. Strategizing for success through sustainable infrastructure
- o Building resilience towards megatrends (Covid-19, Clean Energy Transition, Climate Change etc)
- o Enhancing communication with stakeholders
- Attracting investment and accessing sustainable finance