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Paving The Way to The Future of Sustainable Infrastructure: How ESG Impact Measurement and Blockchain can Shape the Asset Class

Infrastructure is the backbone for sustainable development, none of the UN Sustainable Development Goals can be realised without it. But financing sustainable infrastructure is a challenging task. ASLI is proud to present the experts from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) to present two ideas that can shape the future of how sustainable infrastructure is financed and deployed globally.
ESG impact assessment - Sustainable Asset Valuation
Sustainable Asset Valuation provides policy-makers and investors a comprehensive analysis of how much their infrastructure projects will really cost, taking into account risks and externalities that are overlooked in traditional valuations.
SAVi measures economic, social and environmental impacts, among others. It then uses the costs of these externalities to simulate how they affect the financial performance of infrastructure projects and portfolios across their life cycles. For example, how will the imposition of a carbon tax create unexpected costs for an infrastructure project? Or how will water shortages affect the financial attractiveness of a wastewater treatment plant six years down the line? SAVi can factor in what those costs could mean for the project, allowing policy-makers and investors to prepare accordingly.
Digitalisation – financing infrastructure through blockchain

For large illiquid assets, such as infrastructure, investors have to deal with a bewildering array of complexities and uncertainties. Blockchain through tokenisation can address many of these financial challenges. Tokenisation is the digitalisation of an asset, where each token represents ownership of a part of the underlying infrastructure project. Blockchain enables the storage and transfer of these cryptographic tokens in a frictionless manner.
Improving efficiency throughout the financing and operation phases is particularly important for sustainable infrastructure projects. They tend to require a bigger upfront investment and have higher perceived technological risks compared to traditional infrastructure. As a result, there is often a need to explore innovative financing solutions to make sustainable infrastructure financially viable and attractive to investors. Tokenisation can play an important role in decreasing the cost of financing, making the whole asset class more bankable.

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  • Graduate Centre, Sunway University Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Petaling Jaya 47500 Selangor Malaysia

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