Green Investment and the Role of the Green Investment Bank: Delivering a growing green economy
Thu 9th May 2013
Edinburgh, RBS Conference Centre
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OVERVIEW View Conference Agenda
This green investment conference is an excellent opportunity for all those interested in the role of the Green Investment Bank, in seeking funding from or considering partnering with the Bank to support investment in green infrastructure. Featuring Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and a range of other senior figures, this conference will take place as the Green Investment Bank moves into its fully operational phase.
The Green Investment Bank has already begun to fund projects. The Bank's initial investment, taken together with private investment, is expected to generate an additional £18 billion of investment for green infrastructure projects in the UK by 2014-15. The EU Commission has now ruled that the Bank is compliant with state aid rules, clearing the way for large-scale low carbon investments.
Key conference themes will include:
- The Bank’s Strategic Objectives and Partnerships
- The Domestic Green Investment Marketplace
- Future Opportunities and Challenges - Investing in Growth
- The Global Context
Senior speakers will discuss the five priority areas for investment, partnering with the Green Investment Bank and growing a thriving green investment industry. The conference will also look at the challenges of prioritising growth and picking winners and recognising, capturing and developing green IP.
The priority areas for Bank investment include offshore wind power generation, commercial and industrial waste processing and recycling, energy from waste generation, non-domestic energy efficiency and support for the Green Deal. Able to carry out a wide range of financial transactions and intended to stimulate the deployment of private sector capital and debt, the Bank represents a major opportunity for green infrastructure project developers.
How can the Green Investment Bank support your project and how can you work with the Bank in developing a low carbon internationally competitive green economy?
KEYNOTE SPEAKER View All Speakers
Rt Hon Vince Cable MP
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, HM Government
Rt Hon Michael Moore MP
Secretary of State for Scotland, HM Government
Lord Smith of Kelvin
Chairman, UK Green Investment Bank
Richard Lochhead MSP
Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Scottish Government
Ken Barclay Head of Corporate Banking Division Scotland and Chair of Scotland Board, RBS
Siobonne Brewster Director of ECO and Green Deal, Carillion
Nathan Goode Partner Energy, Environment & Sustainability, Grant Thornton
Jonathan Guthrie Project Investment Advisor, Scottish Government
Alex Hill Chief Advisor to Government - Scotland and Northern Ireland, Met Office
Owen Kelly Chief Executive, Scottish Financial Enterprise, and Conference Morning Chair
Rachel Kyte Vice President - Sustainable Development, World Bank
Nicolas Mazzoli Vice President - Utilities & Renewables, Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets
Professor Sir Jim McDonald Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of Strathclyde
Sue Milton Senior Director, Energy, Structured Finance, RBS Corporate & Institutional Banking
John Morrison Morrison Media Strategies, and Conference Afternoon Chair
Ian Nolan Chief Investment Officer, UK Green Investment Bank
Keith Patterson Partner and Head of Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Group, Brodies
Fiona Riddoch Managing Director, COGEN Europe
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It was my first time at a conference as a delegate and I have to say I was VERY impressed. I will be highly recommending ACES 2014 to contacts both internal and external to the University. The speakers were all excellent and inspirational and I look forward to seeing the presentations in due course. I liked the feel of the day, it was relaxed and the chance to mingle with others was helpful, not only during the group discussion but also in the market place. Afterwards I wrote down 10 points which were either learned or reinforced and 10 action points for self-development â€“ so as you can see I found it to be very useful as well as enjoyable.