The role of governments, policy-makers and finance in building green infrastructure

Covid-19 has dramatically shifted how we view sustainability and climate change challenges, particularly with regard to infrastructure. In partnership with the British Embassy in Madrid, OMFIF convenes a panel discussion on the role of government and policy makers in building green infrastructure as well as the latest financing opportunities and trends.


 Opening remarks

Speaker: The Rt Hon. The Lord Mayor of London, William Russell

 Panel discussion on the role of governments and policy makers in building green infrastructure

  • Stress testing infrastructure to plan against hidden climate challenges
  • Best practice in creating resilience frameworks and safeguarding assets
  • Supporting the development of climate investment tools


  • Raffaele Della Croce, Senior Economist, G20/OECD Taskforce on Long-Term Financing, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Raul Rosales, Senior Executive Fellow, Centre for Climate Finance and Investment, Imperial College Business School
  • Mike Zehetmayr, Partner, Capital Markets Technology and Sustainable Finance Leader, EY
  • Matthew Jordan-Tank, Director, Head of Sustainable Infrastructure Policy & Project Preparation, European Bank for Development and Reconstruction

Moderator: Danae Kyriakopoulou, Head of Research and Chief Economist, OMFIF

Panel discussion on Green infrastructure financing: main investment trends and attractiveness 

  • Role of banks, utilities and equity sponsors in financing green infrastructure
  • Establishing a secondary market for green infrastructure: the role of institutional investors
  • Unlocking investment and financing for green innovation and energy efficiency
  • Case study: Successful climate-ready infrastructure project


  • Carlos Sánchez, Director, Climate Resilience Investment, Willis Towers Watson
  • Jose Maria Roldan, Chairman and CEO, Spanish Banking Association
  • Esteban Abad, Partner, Three Hills Capital Partners
  • Felipe Martinez, Board Director for Spain and Mexico, European Bank for Development and Reconstruction

Closing remarks

Speaker: HE Hugh Elliott, UK Ambassador to Spain

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