G20: Veronica Vecchi at the Global Infrastructure HubTHE SDA BOCCONI ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE IS PART OF THE ACADEMIC ADVISORY BOARD OF THE GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE HUB, A G20 INITIATIVE TO DRIVE AN AMBITIOUS AGENDA ON SUSTAINABLE, RESILIENT AND INCLUSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE THROUGH ACTIONORIENTED PROGRAMS
Veronica Vecchi, Associate Professor of Practice at SDA Bocconi and a scholar of public private partnerships and long-term investments, was appointed in the Global Infrastructure Hub’s Academic Advisory Board, whose first meeting was held on the 19th January 2021.
The Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub), based in Sydney and Toronto, was created in 2014 by the G20, when it established the multi-year Global Infrastructure Initiative program. The GI Hub supports the G20’s agenda on sustainable, resilient and inclusive infrastructure.
“The GI Hub is active in capacity-building,” explains Professor Vecchi, “providing data, insights and best practices to the infrastructure ecosystem and promoting networking and partnerships to deliver quality infrastructure investments”. The Academic Advisory Board provides advice, insights and input to the activities of the GI Hub, while promoting its programs.
“To close the huge global infrastructure gap and to meet Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is mandatory to attract private capital. To achieve this goal, one of the main priorities in the GI Hub agenda is the promotion of infrastructure as an asset class and the alignment and integration of investment flows with sustainability and climate goals. Other priorities include seizing digitalization opportunities to develop better infrastructure and deliver more efficient, effective and inclusive services. Further, in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, healthcare investments are even more critical, especially in the context of very curtailed public budgets, thus triggering the need to conceive new and more sustainable forms of public-private partnerships,” Professor Vecchi concludes.
by Fabio Todesco