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May 2024 news, insights and events

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Progress and challenges for UK infrastructure in 2024 review 

The latest annual assessment of the government's progress on implementing its commitments on infrastructure from the National Infrastructure Commission.

GIIA engages with industry leaders for Infrastructure Week

GIIA's leadership team heads stateside for Infrastructure Week in Washington, D.C. for the launch of 'Bridging the Gap' report, a rooftop member reception and more.

ESG fundraising strength highlighted in our latest report

Our latest report with Realfin, examines 2023's global infrastructure landscape and highlights recent developments in ESG fundraising.

Investing in Sustainable Infrastructure for a Greener Future

This week, in partnership with our host UBS and sponsors KPMG and CMS, we held our first ESG-focused conference bringing together industry leaders to address the pressing need for resilient, sustainable infrastructure amid global environmental challenges.

Special Podcast Episode: 'Bridging the gap' - a conversation on the American Society of Civil Engineers' landmark report

Our CEO Jon Phillips joined Marsia Geldert-Murphey, President of ASCE, in Washington for a special podcast episode discussing the progress made so far following the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bills and outlining the steps that are needed moving forward.

Our Letter in the Financial Times: A task for whichever party wins the UK election

With the UK once again lagging behind competitors in GIIA's Pulse Survey, our CEO's letter to the next government seeks to increase the attractiveness of the UK to investors who provide much-needed private finance for infrastructure and place infrastructure at the heart of policy.

From our CEO

We finished a busy May on a high note, with our inaugural Infrastructure Investment for Sustainable Futures conference this week. With a real buzz in the room and a full day’s agenda, GIIA members and guests shared multiple examples of best practice on integrating ESG considerations, investing in new technologies, active supply chain management, attracting and retaining talent, and practical advice on mitigating greenwashing claims. With many thanks to our hosts UBS, and sponsors CMS, and KPMG. 

Building our profile and impact in the U.S. is a key objective this year and GIIA was stateside once again this month for Infrastructure Week 2024. With a packed schedule of events and meetings across Washington, D.C. and New York, it was great to see GIIA at the heart of discussions with major stakeholders – and rightly so, with our latest 'Pulse Survey' once again ranking the United States as the world's most attractive investment destination. I have been attending Infrastructure Week since 2017 but this is the first year we have played such an active role, convening members and government officials across a range of events to hammer home the vital role that private capital will continue to play in future-proofing the nation’s infrastructure. A personal highlight was the visit to see the New Terminal One project under construction at JFK, which brought back fond memories of my time at Heathrow and similar visits to see T5 under construction. This transformational project is being led by GIIA member Ferrovial, and the project leaders provided a fabulous briefing and tour to our delegation of members and stakeholders. You can read more about our time in the U.S. in David Quam and Alessandro Pecorari’s spotlight report here.  

Across the pond here in the UK, the big news this month has of course been the announcement of a general election on 4 July. With work in Westminster temporarily disrupted as election campaigns kick off, we’re gearing up to hit the ground running once the new government is in place, and will continue to play our part in advocating for a stable and attractive policy and regulatory framework.  

Looking ahead to June, we’ll once again be convening our Emerging Leaders in Infrastructure network for our 2024 Summer Reception, kindly hosted by DLA Piper. The network is growing from strength to strength, and is a great platform for colleagues in the earlier stages of their careers to build connections across the industry whilst staying up to date with the latest developments in the sector. If you haven’t already nominated a member of your team to join the network, feel free to get in touch.  

Finally, I’d like encourage members to dial into our next All Member Call of 2024 on 9 July (rescheduled from 27 June) to explore the implications of the UK election results, other advocacy updates, and a look ahead at upcoming events, and ask us any questions you may have.

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Emerging Leaders in Infrastructure Summer Reception: Asset classes of tomorrow

Members of our Emerging Leaders in Infrastructure group are invited to join us at our 2024 Summer Reception, hosted by DLA Piper. We'll explore the trends driving developing asset classes and how they’re transforming the next generation of infrastructure investment.

Date: 13 June 2024

Location: DLA Piper Office, London

Want to contribute?

We work with our members to produce a range of events, reports and insights across the year. If you would like to contribute to our planned agenda, please get in touch by emailing We’d love to hear from you.

Market spotlights

Take a look at the GIIA Policy and Public Affairs team's summary of our global advocacy work throughout May

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