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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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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?


Rt Hon Vince Cable MP

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, HM Government

Michael Moore

Secretary of State for Scotland, HM Government

The Rt Hon Lord Smith of Kelvin KT

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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This was a very well delivered seminar with plenty of opportunity for comments. The quality of the content across all sessions was excellent.

Pauline McWalter, Enable (Elgin and District Branch),
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