Regional Net Zero Investment Forum, Bristol

Join 3Ci in Bristol to hear local experiences of net zero financing, understand the Bristol Investment Strategy and discuss the pipeline of net zero projects in the area.
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Bristol City Council, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR
8th September 2022
9:30am - 1:30pm

This Investment Forum will bring together city and business leaders, investors, and national government to accelerate financial flows into local net zero projects. It will showcase net zero projects at different stages of maturity and welcome an open dialogue about how early-stage projects can be shaped into compelling net zero investment opportunities.

For local authority professionals in Bristol and beyond, this event will provide the opportunity to understand the ways local net zero projects attract investment and how 3Ci can help bring projects forward for financing.

For investors, this event will offer insight into local authorities’ projects and open a dialogue to ensure the right investment decisions are factored into both local projects and national programmes.

For professionals in business and national government the event will provide a chance to understand the opportunities that can be unlocked through net zero and help shape the agenda by sharing priorities and challenges.

In addition, all attendees will be invited to help shape 3Ci’s plans for a national technical facility to support local authorities access expertise in net zero project identification, design, and financing. This work is being developed in collaboration with the Green Finance Institute (GFI) and Jacobs.

The event will also provide the perfect opportunity to network and strengthen relationships with professionals involved in bringing net zero projects to life.

Marvin Rees
Mayor
Bristol City Council
Marvin Rees was first elected mayor in May 2016. On that day, Bristol became the first major European city to ...
Marvin Rees was first elected mayor in May 2016. On that day, Bristol became the first major European city to have elected a mayor of black African heritage. He describes becoming mayor as another expression of a deeper commitment to building a fairer, more inclusive world.

He began his working life with Tearfund, one of the UK’s leading international development agency. He went on to spend time working in the US with Sojourners, a Washington D.C. based social justice organisation, and President Clinton’s advisor Rev Dr Tony Campolo. On returning to the UK he worked with BBC Bristol as a Broadcast Journalist, with the Black Development Agency supporting the BME-led voluntary sector and NHS Bristol’s Public Health team on Delivering Race Equality in Mental Health.

Prof Greg Clark CBE FAcSS
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.

Stephen Peacock
Executive Director of Growth
Bristol City Council
Zoe Jennings
Head of Engagement
3Ci
Alex Minshull
Sustainable City & Climate Change Manager
Bristol City Council
Agenda

What's on and when

Day 1
8th September
09:00 - 09:30
Registration & Welcome Coffee
09:30 - 09:35
Chair’s Opening Remarks
09:35 - 09:45
Welcome
09:45 - 10:20
Local Experiences of Public-Private Financing of Net Zero Programmes
10:20 - 10:45
Bristol Investment Strategy
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee break and networking
11:45 - 12:45
Workshops: Shaping Bankable Local Net Zero Projects
12:50 - 13:10
Reflections & Action Plan
13:10 - 13:15
Chair’s Closing Remarks
13:15 – 14:30
Networking Lunch
14:30
Event Close