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Buerger Energie eG - Innovative Infrastructure Finance by Luise Neumann-Cosel

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Presented at the 4th Global Infrastructure Basel Summit 21 & 22 May 2014.
Read more about the world leading platform for Sustainable Infrastructure Finance at www.gib-foundation.org.
Next Summit: 27 & 28 May 2015 in Switzerland

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Buerger Energie eG - Innovative Infrastructure Finance by Luise Neumann-Cosel

  1. 1. How citizens become stakeholders Innovative Infrastructure Finance GIB Summit 2014 22.05.2014, Basel Luise Neumann-Cosel
  2. 2. How can we enhance investments in sustainable infrastructure? GIB Summit 2014 22.05.2014, Basel Luise Neumann-Cosel
  3. 3. GIB Summit 2014 22.05.2014, Basel Luise Neumann-Cosel
  4. 4. GIB Summit 2014 22.05.2014, Basel Luise Neumann-Cosel
  5. 5. GIB Summit 2014 22.05.2014, Basel Luise Neumann-Cosel
  6. 6. GIB Summit 2014 22.05.2014, Basel Luise Neumann-Cosel • non-material interests are prior-ranking • monetary interests are subordinate • potential is extremely high Interests of Consumers / Citizens
  7. 7. How can we enhance investments in sustainable infrastructure? GIB Summit 2014 22.05.2014, Basel Luise Neumann-Cosel
  8. 8. How can we enhance investments in sustainable infrastructure? Meet the investment needs of those who have the highest interest in sustainable infrastructure: Citizens. GIB Summit 2014 22.05.2014, Basel Luise Neumann-Cosel
  9. 9. GIB Summit 2014 22.05.2014, Basel Luise Neumann-Cosel • problem: limited expertise of investors • responsible project owners and authorities • rules and laws → strict provisions of law for cooperatives → small scale projects often minimize risks → critical awareness of consumers is essential Risk Mitigation Consumer Protection
  10. 10. GIB Summit 2014 22.05.2014, Basel Luise Neumann-Cosel • judicial frameworks that enable citizen-driven projects • willingness of local authorities to cooperate with citizens • conscious consumers chosing sustainable (investment) options Where do gaps exist?
  11. 11. GIB Summit 2014 22.05.2014, Basel Luise Neumann-Cosel Luise Neumann-Cosel BürgerEnergie Berlin eG lnc@buerger-energie-berlin.de +49 171-215 54 82 www.buerger-energie-berlin.de Thank you for your attention.

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