Over the past 12 months GIIA has been involved in a project led by the G20/OECD to gauge views from the infrastructure investment community on the challenges affecting the sector. At their meeting on 18 July 2020, G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors welcomed the G20/OECD Report on the Collaboration with Institutional Investors and Asset Managers: Investor Proposals and the Way Forward.
The report contains a set of proposals for improving the enabling environment for private investment in infrastructure, based on identified key issues and challenges. These proposals – which are based on inputs received from investors – aim to encourage a long-term strategic and collaborative approach to enhancing the supply of investible infrastructure projects, and promote fair and transparent investment frameworks and strong regulatory institutions that are able to attract private investment, while mitigating investment risks and managing costs.
Investor proposals in the report are grouped into seven main categories, including:
- The role of infrastructure in the context of the pandemic
- Strategies and frameworks for sustainable infrastructure and project development
- Capital markets and regulatory frameworks
- Risk mitigation
- Sustainable and ESG investment in infrastructure
- Technology and innovation
Going forward, participants supported a continued structured collaboration and dialogue with private investors in order to advance the consideration of the proposals and their possible implementation.