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GEB Summit 2012 & Infrastructure for a Changing World Series Kick-off Meeting 2 – Global Energy Basel

Global Energy Basel (GEB) Summit – the Leading Event on Sustainable Infrastructure Investment The GEB Foundation organises a yearly conference: The GEB Sustainable Infrastructure Investment Summit. The 3rd GEB Summit will take place from 22–23 January 2013 at the Congress Center in Basel, back to back with the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

The Summit provides a multi-stakeholder environment for discussing effective, solution oriented strategies and policies for financing sustainable infrastruc- ture. It brings together senior decision-makers from the public and private sectors. The Summit showcases good practise for sustainable development in cities, by national governments and the private sector.

The Summit serves impact-oriented investors who want to safeguard both their assets and long-term returns by identifying and investing in a pipeline of mean- ingful and profitable projects. The event incorporates an Investment Forum, where the GEB Graded Infrastructure Projects are presented. The Summit participants in 2011 and 2012 were decision-makers and experts from a wide range of stakeholder groups and institutions both from the public and the private sectors.

Facts and Figures of the GEB Summit 2012 Over 300 participants

More than 35 different nations

Over 20 sustainable infrastructure financing projects

Roundtables, Workshops and Plenary Sessions with senior speakers Exhibitors from around the globe

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GEB Addresses the Five Core Challenges in a Changing World Sustainable infrastructure chiefly addresses a series of interconnected challenges that will determine the quality of life in the 21st century. These challenges will set the tone for investment in sustainable infrastructural development: Population growth and urbanisation

Economic development and poverty alleviation Climate change mitigation and adaptation Resource scarcity and security

A safe environment and preservation of biodiversity

GEB identified these five core challenges as critical issues worldwide, for which investors, pension funds, insurance reserves, and sovereign wealth funds will have to make investment policy and strategic asset allocation decisions that will impact the entire infrastructure value chain. The world’s largest infrastructure developers will also be operating in this changing investment environment. In order to sustain human living conditions we need to: Keep global warming below 2°C

Reduce CO2 emissions by at least 80% in OECD countries by 2050

Develop low-carbon growth strategies in all other countries

These efforts will trigger a major redesign of urban infrastructure. Regarding the World Bank, annual investments of US$ 140–175 billion are projected for the next 20 years and another US$ 30–100 billion per annum for climate change adaptation.

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GEB in a Nutshell – The Sustainable Infrastructure Financing Forum and Summit Global Energy Basel is the globally leading platform for sustainable infrastructure investment and finance. The platform has been active since 2008 and organised its first events on Carbon Finance for Urban Infrastructure in 2009. The first GEB Summit was held in January 2011, the second in February of 2012, attracting 300 attendees from all continents every year. The third Summit will be convened on 22–23 January 2013, again in Basel, Switzerland, back to back with the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos. As an independent, not-for-profit foundation under Swiss law, GEB is funded and supported by the Swiss Government, the City of Basel and several other partners that aim at fostering market based sustainable development around the world.

GEB Rationale and Goals: The Evolution of a New Asset Class Investment to provide resilient infrastructure is a fundamental need to support a balanced, sustainable development pathway that addresses social, ecological, and economic concerns. Adequate infrastructure combined with a forward-looking mind-set empowers people to make the right choices for addressing the five core challenges that impede sustainable development. Whether at the societal, community, or individual level, it is the provision of integrated infrastructure that frees people to make sound long-term choices. How can households conserve energy if the insulation in their house is insufficient? Poor public transportation systems remove incentives for families to abandon a mobility model based on multiple cars per household. Subsidies for redundant, inefficient energy systems undermine investor’s faith in the potential for renewable sources of power. Sustainable infrastructure, as defined in the GEB grading framework, addresses these issues at the root, efficiently, and cost effectively. The GEB Summit brings together investors, project owners, and policy-makers who want to speed up the evolution of a new asset class by differentiating sustainable from conventional infrastructure. Global Energy Basel – 5

GEB Instruments for Sustainable Infrastructure Self-Assessment Tool for Sustainable Infrastructure

Online Database of Good Practices

Tailor-Made Capacity Building for Sustainable Infrastructure Investment

Partnerships with Financing Institutions, Scientific Institutions, Governments, Cities and Solution Providers

Self-Assessment Tool for Sustainable Infrastructure: GEB provides a selfassessment tool which grades sustainable infrastructure projects. Submit your project and use the self-assessment tool under

Online Database of Good Practices: GEB collects good practices and provides a knowledge database that is available worldwide. Tailor-Made Capacity Building for Sustainable Infrastructure Investment: GEB offers capacity building platforms to help project owners increase the attractiveness of their projects.

Partnerships with Financing Institutions, Scientific Institutions, Governments, Cities and Solution Providers: GEB is creating a network for all interest groups in sustainable infrastructure financing. 6 – Global Energy Basel

GEB Transaction Advisory: From Good Ideas to Sustainable Projects Aside from the GEB Summit, the GEB Foundation works year-round to assist public entities in translating ideas for sustainable development into attractive projects that can be appreciated and understood by investors. Additionally it supports investors by providing tools for the assessment of sustainable infrastructure projects and programmes of activity. The latter may result from either bundling projects or applying integrated solutions based on legislative frameworks, spatial planning, or economic development. GEB along with its partners informs authorities through an on-going policy dialogue in a multi-stakeholder environment on several platforms about the best framework conditions for sustainable infrastructure and its financial benefits.

GEB Capacity Building with Project Owners, Project Developers, Regulators and Investors GEB’s Capacity Building Platform offers workshops not only on the use of the selfevaluation tool but also on the definition of the concept “sustainable infrastructure” itself. It empowers cities and other project owners to improve the structure as well as the presentation of their projects to make them more attractive to mainstream, innovative investors. GEB also conducts a series of events, such as workshops and breakfast meetings around the world, in which the competitive advantage of GEB graded sustainability in infrastructure investments is discussed with regulators and decision-makers from across the investment chain and throughout financial intermediation. The next Capacity Building Day takes place on 21 January 2013 in Basel. Participants will be introduced to the following topics: How to make your project sustainable

The GEB Grading Tool and its ten themes of sustainable infrastructure

The concept of sustainable infrastructure and the GEB guiding principles Self-assessment of a project

More info about this event can be found at

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GEB Grading Tool for Infrastructure: Creating a Market for Sustainable Investments The GEB Foundation develops tools that provide insights into the differentiation between sustainable infrastructure and the existing understanding of infrastructure as an asset class. The tools may be applied to a single project or programme. Projects and programmes ratified by GEB’s tools gain credibility as a sustainable investment among policy-makers, project owners, project developers and investors. GEB’s tools bring together all stakeholders to forge a common understanding of this emerging asset class that will accelerate joint efforts to address the five core challenges in a manner relevant to programmes and projects across the board.

Sound Financing Mechanisms

Customer Focus

Poverty Alleviation Accountability

Proactive Risk Management


Shared Incentives Resource Protection

Result Orientation

Balanced Partnership

Modest performance Good performance Self evaluation

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Submit Your Own Project The third edition of Global Energy Basel Summit will again bring together project providers and investors at the Investment Forum of GEB 2013. Projects can be published on the GEB website to attract investors’ attention before the Summit. How to present your project at GEB 2013

In order to be eligible for participation in the Investment Forum, the project has to be submitted by 30 October 2012 and must qualify as a sustainable infrastructure project according to the GEB Grading Tool. The basis for the selection of projects is a self-evaluation, which is done by completing the Online Grading Tool after filling out the Fact Sheet. Please fill out the Fact Sheet on the GEB website: Deadline for the Project Fact Sheet: 30 October 2012 Notification of selected projects: 1 December 2012

«Global Energy Basel was an important point for us in terms of engaging with the investment community. We were able to develop a longer lasting dialogue with a number of banks which had mutual benefit in terms of gaining a better understanding of the issues in a collective way.» Steve Turner – Head of Carbon Economy Commission for the New Economy, Manchester Investment Forums Real investment opportunities with up to 40 global sustainable infrastructure projects Investment sizes ranging from $5mn to $500mn Expected overall investment of around $2bn

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Global Energy Basel Foundation Board The seven Board members of the Foundation Board of Global Energy Basel are representatives of financial institutions, city governments and solution providers who meet regularly in order to develop the frame conditions of the platform. Board Members:

Daniel Wiener – President of the Board CEO of Ecos André Schneider – Vice President of the Board CEO and Chairman at André Schneider Global Advisory SA Nick Beglinger – Board Member President of Swisscleantech and CEO of the Foundation for Global Sustainability Konrad Otto-Zimmermann – Board Member Secretary General of ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability Changhua Wu – Board Member Greater China Director, The Climate Group Paul Clements-Hunt – Board Member Founder of The Blended Capital Group Dagmar Vogel – Board Member Head Infrastructure Financing at the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO Scott Harder – Board Member CEO, Environmental Financial Group, Inc., a Chicago-based financial advisory consultancy

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Partners Basel’s commitment to lowering GHG emissions and energy consumption can be seen in its status as an affiliate member of the C40, pilot region of the 2,000-Watt Society, European Energy City in Gold and its commitment to climate neutrality. SECO is the federal government’s centre of expertise for all core issues relating to economic policy. Its aim is to ensure sustainable economic growth by putting in place the necessary regulatory and economic policy conditions. CHINCA represents and expresses the common will of the industry of foreign investment, international project contracting, labour services and other international economic cooperation in China.

C40 offers cities a forum in which they can work together, share information and show leadership. With the Clinton Climate Initiative, the C40 helps cities reduce GHG emissions and foster urban climate change adaption. ICLEI is a global association of over 1,200 local governments committed to sustainable development. ICLEI runs programmes for the reduction of GHG emissions and urban climate change adaption. UNEP FI has a partnership with UNEP and the financial sector. Over 190 institutions, including banks, insurers and fund managers, work with UNEP to understand the impacts of environmental and social considerations on financial performance. The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news and information organisations. It provides a broad range of essential services to the growing audience of internationally minded business people.

REEEP is a non-profit change agent aiming to scale up renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing countries and emerging markets..

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Schedule GEB Summit and Capacity Building Day 2013 Monday, 21 January 2013 (Pre Event) 9.30


The Capacity Building Day will consist of the following sessions: Introduction, The Ten Themes of Sustainable Infrastructure, Self-assessment of a Project, Discussion.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013 8:00




Lunch Break



Opening Plenary B - In Conversation

8:00 9:30 13:30

15.00 15.30


17:15 17:30




15:30 16:00 17:15

17:30 18:45

Summit Registration, Foyer 2nd Floor Welcome Coffee

SECO and The World Bank

Launch of the Urbanization Review Flagship Report: The Sustainable City

Opening Plenary A - Keynotes

Sustainable Infrastructure for Green, Equitable Growth – The Vision of Government Leaders Sustainable Infrastructure for Green, Equitable Growth – Investors and Contractors Respond Opening Plenary C

Conclusions and Discussion with the Audience Networking Break

Policy Roundtable 1

What are the Incentives and

Policy Roundtable 2

Regulations Necessary to Foster

egy – A Holistic Approach

the Scaling up of Sustainable

for Financing Sustainability


in Cities

Coffee Break

Policy Roundtable 3

Best Cases in Urban Sustainable

Urban Development Strat-

Investment Forum 2 Energy

Infrastructure Development

Investment Forum 1 Water

Investment Forum 3

Transportation, Mobility and Logistics

Transfer to Dinner


Wednesday, 23 January 2013 09:15





C40 Sustainable Infrastructure Finance Network



11:00 12:30

Sustainable Infrastructure Assets – Success Factors and Performance Networking Break

Workshop 1

Winning over Asset Managers

Workshop 2

for Sustainable Infrastructure

tage through Sustainable

Creating Competitive Advan-

Investment Forum 4

Urban Regeneration

Infrastructure 12:30


14:00 15:30

Lunch Break Workshop 3

Innovative Partnerships of

Workshop 4

Sustainable Infrastructure

Workshop 5

Investors, Contractors and

as Part of Green Public Pro-

Public Goods

Insurers for Sustainable In-


frastructure 15:30 16:00

16:00 17:30

Networking Break Closing Plenary:

Sustainable Infrastructure – Towards a New Asset Class

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