C40 Financing Sustainable Cities Forum 2018

April 10, 2018 New York City


About the Event

We are pleased to announce the third annual C40 Financing Sustainable Cities Forum to take place on 10 April 2018. The Forum is hosted by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the City of New York, with the support of the Citi Foundation and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. This action-oriented event will focus on immediate opportunities to scale up investment in sustainable and inclusive cities. It forms part of the Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative and builds on the success of the first and second C40 Financing Sustainable Cities Forums held in Rio de Janeiro and London in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

The Forum is designed to increase collaboration between senior leaders in the public and private sector to scale up investment in sustainable infrastructure and services in cities around the world. Through series of presentations, panel discussions, and networking, global experts will share insights on successful business models and innovative financing strategies for cities and investors alike to capitalize on critical sustainable infrastructure development.

This is an invitation-only event for approximately 150 senior decision makers from C40 cities, state and national governments, non-government organisations, financial institutions, and the private sector.


General registration starts at 09:00.

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Key topics will include:

  • Financing sustainable, inclusive cities – exploring sustainable urban solutions from the perspective of cities and investors to highlight existing opportunities and help both sides see eye-to-eye on what is needed to unlock new investment opportunities.   
  • Innovation in business models – a closer look at new financial products, funding sources, and private sector engagement models in the areas of sustainable mobility, energy, land use and climate adaptation.
  • Bridging the gap between projects and investors – defining “bankable” projects from the perspective of different investors and improving project preparation to generate a pipeline of bankable, sustainable infrastructure projects.

About the Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative (FSCI)

The Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative (FSCI), funded by the Citi Foundation, is a partnership between the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group that helps cities accelerate and scale up investments in sustainable urban solutions. To learn more, visit www.financingsustainablecities.org.


For general enquiries, please contact the Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative staff at C40 at fsci@c40.org.