31 Aug '17, 9am

How green bonds can bridge infrastructure financing gaps

The Rockefeller Foundation, along with two financial partners, is launching a new challenge to fund so-called green infrastructure and resilience efforts in the United States. This comes at a portentous time, given the devastating flooding in Houston and President Donald Trump's rollback earlier this month of an Obama-era order requiring resilient building standards for infrastructure projects in areas exposed to floods or rising sea levels. Trump also promised to allocate $1 trillion to fortify U.S. roads, tunnels and bridges, but has so far failed to offer a plan to funnel public and private investment into these much-needed projects. With the Rockefeller-backed project, t wo cities or counties will be selected to issue the first publicly marketed environmental impact bonds (EIBs), enabling them to use a "pay-for-success" model to fund these projects by sharing performan...

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