Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/224273
Authors: 
Inderst, Georg
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
Inderst Advisory - Discussion Paper
Abstract: 
Social infrastructure has endured a long period of neglect in most developed and emerging countries, with chronic underinvestment exposed by the coronavirus crisis 2020. The financial crisis 2007/08 led to a slow revival of economic infrastructure policies, and a growing involvement of institutional investors. In contrast, private sector investment in social infrastructure has widely fallen back over the last decade. Will the next decade see a renaissance of - public and private - social infrastructure investment? This is the first systematic account of social infrastructure investment from an international perspective, leading to several key conclusions for policy makers and investors. The public sector will remain the dominant source for funding and financing. Nonetheless, much more private capital could flow with greater clarity on social assets, given their very diverse characteristics across sectors and projects. Several investment strategies can realistically be improved and expanded. Sustainability, impact and SDG investing open a new door for asset owners.
Subjects: 
social infrastructure
infrastructure investment
infrastructure finance
infrastructure policy
public-private partnerships
institutional investors
health infrastructure
infrastructure funds
sustainability investing
impact investments
JEL: 
E22
F21
G15
G18
G2
H54
H57
H75
O16
O18
R31
R51
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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