The City of London hosts first UK-India Sustainable Infrastructure Summit
The City of London Corporation today [27 June] hosted business and government leaders for the first-ever UK-India Infrastructure Summit.
The summit, which marked UK-India week celebrations, convened sustainable finance and infrastructure financing leaders to evaluate the growing demands in the sector and understand the key opportunities for partnership and investment to deliver sustainable infrastructure in India.
Hosted in partnership with India Global Forum, the event emphasised the power of the UK-India relationship and its significance in meeting shared goals and tackling the world’s largest challenges.
Lord Mayor of the City of London, Nicholas Lyons said:
“Sustainable infrastructure is critical for India’s economic trajectory and to meet the needs of its fast-growing population, while fulfilling its ambition to reach net zero by 2070.
“With strong government backing and unparalleled global expertise in sustainable finance and infrastructure financing solutions, the City of London and the UK can help India to access one of the largest and diversified global capital pools on the best possible terms.”
The founder and chairman of the India Global Forum, Manoj Ladwa, said:
“As the fastest growing major economy in the world, and the most populous, India has huge aspirations and equally huge responsibilities.
“The rapid building of high-quality sustainable physical and digital infrastructure will be critical to achieving India’s growth trajectory, as well as balancing its net zero commitments.
“I am confident that the UK and India, with the fire power of the City of London, can purposely unlock the full potential for a sustainable and prosperous future for both our nations, and indeed, the world.”
Notes to editors
The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk