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Accelerating Towards Net Zero – Investing to Reduce Emissions for Infrastructure

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm



Construction accounts for 40% of global emissions, a proportion that has come under increased focus as the energy sector switches to lower emitting fuel sources. Major infrastructure and buildings use vast quantities of materials like steel and cement in construction. Decisions made in design and construction have long lasting implications for emissions for buildings and infrastructure over many years. Private finance will play a critical role in accelerating progress to meeting Canada’s goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050 for the built environment. With the Canada Infrastructure Bank working to attract private capital, world leading institutional investors in infrastructure and real estate, different levels of government setting ambitious targets, and an increasingly active infrastructure sector, there is growing momentum towards reducing emissions in the sector.


  • Moderator: Marie Foley, Director Infrastructure Advisory Services, BTY
  • Steven Robins, Head of Strategy, Canada Infrastructure Bank
  • Tom Timmins, Leader, Energy Sector, Gowling WLG
  • Davinder Valeri, Director, Strategy Risk and Performance, CPA Canada

Key questions:

• What are the primary sources of emissions for the sector?

• How do we measure emissions over the lifetime of buildings and infrastructure?

• Where are there opportunities for private finance to have the greatest impact?

• What innovative approaches are there to ESG investing in infrastructure?

• How can we ensure ESG is embedded within every stage of planning, procurement, delivery, and operations?

• How do we demonstrate progress and build momentum?

• What can governments at all levels do to accelerate investments to reach net zero?

Register : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/accelerating-towards-net-zero-tickets-367059463737


July 12
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Gowling WLG
100 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5X1G5 Canada
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