Today, June 27, the City of London Corporation played host to business and political figures for the inaugural UK-India Infrastructure Summit.
The summit, which marked the celebrations of UK-India Week, brought together leaders in sustainable finance and infrastructure financing to assess the sector’s expanding demands and identify the most important opportunities for collaboration and investment in order to build India’s sustainable infrastructure.
In collaboration with India Global Forum, the event highlighted the strength of the UK-India relationship and underscored its importance in achieving shared goals and addressing the world’s most difficult problems.
Lord Mayor of the City of London, Nicholas Lyons said: “Sustainable infrastructure is critical for India’s economic trajectory and to meet the needs of its fast-growing population, while fulfilling its ambition to reach net zero by 2070”.
“With strong government backing and unparalleled global expertise in sustainable finance and infrastructure financing solutions, the City of London and the UK can help India to access one of the largest and diversified global capital pools on the best possible terms.”
The founder and chairman of the India Global Forum, Manoj Ladwa, said: “As the fastest growing major economy in the world, and the most populous, India has huge aspirations and equally huge responsibilities.
“The rapid building of high-quality sustainable physical and digital infrastructure will be critical to achieving India’s growth trajectory, as well as balancing its net zero commitments.
“I am confident that the UK and India, with the fire power of the City of London, can purposely unlock the full potential for a sustainable and prosperous future for both our nations, and indeed, the world.”