Investing in assets which provide essential services
New for 2021, the Social Infrastructure Forum will look at the growing investor interest in infrastructure assets with a community purpose. Join managers, investors and advisors to investigate what constitutes social infrastructure and how best to fund and finance it.
Advance your fundraising
Connect with a global audience of investors interested in social infrastructure and benefit from focused networking with the right people.
Gain peer-to-peer insights
Discuss how to differentiate social infrastructure from other asset classes, how healthcare, education, housing and facilities offer long-term upside, where public spaces and buildings fit in and much more.
Save time building your network
Create and nurture sustainable relationships with infrastructure’s elite at the event and on our sophisticated networking platform.
One Summit. Seven Forums.
The Social Infrastructure Forum is part of the industry leading Infrastructure Investor Global Summit. Taking place across four days, the Summit has something to offer everyone involved in infrastructure.
The Infrastructure Investor Global Summit offers a unique opportunity for organisations to raise their profile as a part of the premier meeting for infrastructure investment professionals.
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Day 1 - Monday 18th
Introduction from Infrastructure Investor
Welcome from the chair
Defining social infrastructure investments
- Does a narrow or broad definition of social work best?
- Why services constitute an important part of the sector
- Differentiating social infrastructure from other asset classes
Identifying investment volumes, needs and gaps
- Which areas of social are most in need of private capital investment?
- Creating an investable project pipeline and communicating it
- How to scale up to make projects appeal to institutional investors
Diversification, changing investor preference and social infrastructure
- Should more social infrastructure assets be privatised?
- How to accommodate and care for an ageing population and how to pay for it
- Scaling up social to an institutional level- bundling, pooling and more
Moderator: Anish Butani, Senior Director- Infrastructure, bfinance
Coffee & networking
How healthcare, education, housing & facilities offer long-term upside
- Diversification through investing in social infrastructure
- The role of wellbeing and preventative healthcare
- Adding long-term value to offices, retail buildings and industrial plants
Social infrastructure as a means to achieve the SDGs
- Beyond climate impact- How to ‘level up’ after the pandemic
- Using social recovery to boost global economies for the long-term
- Developing a symbiotic relationship between physical and social infrastructure
Keynote: ‘The Key Man’ explored- lessons learned from the fall of Abraaj
- Red flags. What should investors be on the lookout for?
- Alignment of interest and the social licence to operate. Making stakeholder engagement a priority
- Doing well and doing good: what are the limits of impact investing?
Speaker: Simon Clark, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Networking lunch with Emerging Markets & ESG & Sustainability Forums
Case study: The role of digital infrastructure in health and social services
Blended finance solutions to support new social infrastructure developments
- Making social infrastructure projects become more accessible to private investors
- Bundling projects to create benefits from ‘framework’ project finance arrangements
- Accessing cheaper financing from development banks
Coffee & networking
Measurement, scale and getting reporting right
- Are lower returns an issue with social or can they actually better more traditional assets?
- Avoiding comparing apples and pears- dealing with issues of scale when reporting
- Portfolio construction and planning
A sensitive subject: Comparing global attitudes to private investment in social
- Who is the right owner of medical and educational facilities and housing?
- Are motorway PPPs and rolling stock good models for social?
- How to get privatisation and tendering processes right
Closing comments from the chair
All three forums convene in the Ballroom for the opening keynote of the Global Summit
Followed by Q&A with the audience