A discussion with the Swiss Ambassador on De-risking Infrastructure Investments Around the World

Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States Martin Dahinden

Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States Martin Dahinden

Washington, DC – ISI’s Managing Director, Ross Ensor, and Client Services Director, Ian Oliver, attended a reception and dinner with the Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States, Martin Dahinden, at the Swiss Residence to discuss de-risking infrastructure investments around the world. The evening brought together representatives from multilateral development agencies, governments, cities, and engineering firms as well as the finance and banking community. During the event, speakers shared their latest thoughts on bridging the financing gap for infrastructure by including sustainability and resilience criteria in infrastructure projects.

Ambassador Dahinden opened the evening with a convincing presentation of the rationale for sustainable and resilient infrastructure as supported by the Swiss Government. Following that, Sundaa Bridgett-Jones, Senior Associate Director, at the Rockefeller Foundation went into the details of a recent study commissioned by the Foundation that confirmed the existence of the resilience dividend. The event ended with a discussion with representatives from The Rockefeller Foundation, the World Bank Group, Swiss Re and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Since there has been an proliferation of infrastructure projects in both Africa and the Middle East, the findings promoted here were of particular significance for a number of ISI's clients as it is clear that designing new infrastructure projects that incorporate resilience and sustainability criteria can pay off for both investors and the public.

ISI Consultants assists U.S. companies to enter or further expand their business in Middle East and African markets. From small projects to longer-term engagements, we put our knowledge and experience to work for you, saving you time and money and minimizing your risk. And our results-oriented approach means we don’t just advise you on what to do to be successful – we work with you to get it done.


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