City Lead: The next generation of funding, or how can financing for cities and local governments galvanize action on sustainable development?
Marina Kaneti, Global Development Incubator
Cities and local governments around the globe have taken the lead in fighting inequality and hunger, addressing climate change, and, ultimately, delivering on the call of the Sustainable Development Goals. But aside from donor dollars, what types of financial instruments can local initiatives rely on? Can impact investors and bond issuers align their investment objectives with the emerging local action on sustainable development? What are the local complexities to be factored in? Using examples from on-going initiatives, this conversation explores the above questions with the help of local government representatives, members of the impact investment community, and sustainable development visionaries.
city initiatives, impact investment, Sustainable Development
Alice Gugelev, Global Development Incubator Dr. Paul Zeitz, Co-Founder SDG Compacts R. Paul Herman, HIP Investor Kerrie Romanow, Director Environmental Services Department and Chief Sustainability Officer, San Jose
Jeanne Holm, Senior Technology Advisor to the Mayor, City of Los Angeles George Heartwel, Former Mayor of Grand Rapids, MI
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