REGIONAL NET ZERO INVESTMENT FORUM, BIRMINGHAM

This Investment Forum will showcase the powerful work cities are leading to accelerate financial flows into net zero projects.
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Birmingham
21st September 2022
12:30pm - 6:30pm

This Investment Forum will showcase the powerful work cities are leading to accelerate financial flows into net zero projects. The event convenes city and business leaders, investors and national government.

If you are in Local Government, join us to:

  • Help us design a new national technical assistance facility
  • Understand how we can help bring your projects forward for investment
  • Network with and share knowledge with other local authorities

If you are in the Investment Sector, join us to:

  • Understand the investment opportunities being generated by local authorities
  • Ensure the right investment decisions are factored into national programmes
  • Contribute towards the design of a national technical facility and net zero pipeline

If you are from central government or industry, join us to:

  • Understand the wider opportunities that can be unlocked through net zero
  • Develop wider strategic relationships between different sectors and players
  • Influence the agenda by sharing your priorities and challenges
Prof Greg Clark CBE
Chair
3Ci
He is chair of the Connected Places Catapult (CPC), the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport and place-leadership, ...
He is chair of the Connected Places Catapult (CPC), the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport and place-leadership, and Chair of the UK Cities Commission for Climate Investment (3Ci) which convenes city leaders and urban investors to finance a just net zero transition. He is a Board member of Transport for London (TfL) and the London LEP. He chairs TfL’s new Land and Property Committee that oversees TfL low carbon property and housing company (TTLP).  He is a member of the WEF Global Future Council on Cities & Urbanisation and a member of the Bloomberg NEF Council on Cities.  He is Hon Prof of Urban Innovation at Strathclyde University and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He is author of 10 books and 100 reports on cities, innovation, investment and place-leadership. His monthly column: The Planet of Cities, is hosted by RICS. He is Global Cities expert on the BBC World Service Series, My Perfect City.

Greg is a world expert on cities, urban innovation, investment, and the net zero transition. Over 35 years, he has worked with more than 300 cities, 40 national governments, 20 multilateral institutions, and multiple global corporates and investors. His previous roles include Group Advisor, Future Cities & New Industries at HSBC Investment Bank, Chair of the OECD Forum of Cities & Regions, Global Fellow on Cities and Metropolitan leadership at the Brookings Institution, and Global Fellow on Urban Investment at the Urban land Institute. He was Lead Advisor on Cities to the UK Gov, and was Executive Director of the London Development Agency and Managing Director of Greater London Enterprise. He has been a senior advisor on urban investment to the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and the European Investment Bank.

He has chaired more than 20 internal advisory boards for individual cities that are reformulating their future investment strategies, long term plans, and governance, including New York, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Sydney, Auckland, Barcelona, Vienna, and Oslo. He has led comparative studies on Chinese, Australian, European, North American, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Chinese, ASEAN, and Indian Cities.  Since 2020 he has been tracking the impact of the COVID pandemic on 100 cities globally, and has developed a unique framework for assessing the post-pandemic city.

Steve Turner
Director
3Ci
Steve is based at the Connected Places Catapult where he his Director of ...
Steve is based at the Connected Places Catapult where he his Director of 3Ci – the Cities Commission for Climate Investment. Working with the Advisory Board he has overall managerial responsibility for the implementation of the 3Ci’s strategy and operations working closely with leaders from cities, industry, finance and government. As a recognised leader in innovation and sustainability he has over 25 years of experience working in both the public and private sector. Previously, he was Digital Cities Leader for Arup where he delivered sustainability focussed technology strategies for some of the largest developments in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, representing £billions of investment. He has held several senior positions across local government, primarily in London and Manchester. As Head of Low Carbon Economy in Greater Manchester he established the UK’s first Low Carbon Economic Area and a joint venture alongside the Green Investment Bank. He also established the city’s widely admired sustainability innovation programmes, Triangulum and CityVerve.

Agenda

What's on and When

Day 1
21st September
12:45 – 13:30
Registration & Welcome Lunch
13:30 – 13:35
Chair’s Opening Remarks
13:35 – 13:45
Keynote Welcome
13:45 – 14:30
Panel Discussion
14:30 – 14:45
Birmingham Investment Strategy
14:45 – 15:15
Coffee Break  and networking
15:15 – 16:45
Workshops: Shaping Bankable Local Net Zero Projects
6:50 – 17:10
Reflections & Action Plan
17:10 – 17:15
Chair’s Closing Remarks
17.15 – 18:45
Drinks Reception
18:45
Event Close