|Organization: World Resources Institute|
Not more than 300 words describing the event: This networking event aims to bring private sector players together with city decision-makers and researchers to discuss innovative business models that can help cities invest in sustainable solutions for urban challenges. Through dedicated discussion of concrete cases, investors and city representatives can dig deep into the constraints holding cities back, the solutions available, and the capacity that each stakeholder group provides to achieve common goals. The event will explore how public and private actors come together to finance low-carbon and climate resilient urban solutions by bringing together influential city voices, leading sustainable solution providers, and financiers. These conversations will aim to build a shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities for unlocking sustainable investment in cities. They will help to identify innovative approaches in funding, financing, and delivering sustainable services, including the leveraging mechanisms necessary for scaling up investments. This event will draw on the work of Financing Sustainable Cities, a joint initiative of WRI, C40 and the Citi Foundation.