The inaugural GLOBE Capital: Financing the 21st Century conference took place April 4 – 5, 2017, in Toronto.  Leaders from the public and private sectors convened to discuss how to mobilize and accelerate the capital necessary to protect communities, transform infrastructure, and future-proof the economy.

Download our new report, Financing the 21ST CENTURY: Infrastructure, Innovation and Investment, for a summary of ideas and recommendations discussed by industry experts at the conference.

"We need to connect the dots between infrastructure and the Climate Action Plan. There is a ‘Triple P’ opportunity (planet, people, profit) to connect to carbon finance."

The Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister Of Infrastructure
and Communities, Government Of Canada

"Greenhouse gas emissions don’t respect global borders.”

Richard Nesbitt, President & CEO, Global Risk Institute, Canada


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Safeguarding communities and the economy in the 21st century is a complex endeavour. It is one that will take resolve, ingenuity and vision. Leaders and innovators will have to work across silos and sectors to collaborate on solutions never seen or thought of before.

GLOBE Capital was a platform for developing these solutions. It brought together policymakers and business leaders to determine how we’re going to build a resilient, low-carbon society – together.

The discussions were productive, encouraging and often inspiring, and resulted in the ‘Blueprint for Action’ found in the report.

Implementing the recommendations in the Blueprint for Action will help leaders from Canada and around the world mitigate the risks that compromise the future, and capitalize on the many opportunities that will protect it.

GLOBE Capital 2019: Financing The 21ST Century

Toronto | Spring 2019

Michael Liebreich:
The Trillion Dollar
CleanEnergy Opportunity

Caio Koch Weser:
Capital Risk and Opportunity
The Investment and Climate Intersect

The Honourable Catherine McKenna:
Opening Plenary
Financing the 21st Century

"A third of a trillion dollars is being invested in renewable energy, smart grid and power storage … there is nothing ‘alternative’ about alternative energy."

Michael Liebreich, Chairman Of The Advisory Board
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)

"There is a growing chorus calling for companies and investors to disclose their climate risk."

The Hon. Catherine Mckenna, Minister Of Environment
and Climate Change, Government Of Canada

Infrastructure in the 21st Century

Infrastructure is strongly correlated with the growth potential of an economy.

Canada and others can bolster their competitive advantage and protect their citizens by investing in sustainable, resilient infrastructure.

Innovation in the 21st Century

Innovation and ingenuity are critical to managing risk and also to capitalizing on the opportunities associated with the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Investment in the 21st Century

To ensure prosperity through the coming decades, leading economies will need to invest heavily in advanced and resilient infrastructure.

"Provision of global public goods ... requires coalitions of the willing.”

Caio Koch-Weser, Chair, European Climate Foundation (Commissioner, New Climate Economy,
Former Vice Chairman, Deutsche Bank, and Deputy Minister Of Finance), Germany


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FINANCING THE
21ST CENTURY:

Infrastructure, Innovation
and Investment

Learn more about GLOBE Forum

GLOBE Capital brought together policymakers and business leaders to determine how we’re going to build a resilient, low-carbon society – together.

The discussions were productive, encouraging and often inspiring, and resulted in the ‘Blueprint for Action’ found in the report.

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