Jonathan Taylor, Vice-President of the EIB will today highlight the importance and benefits of climate focused sustainable investment by companies during discussion with business leaders in Shanghai. The European Investment Bank is the world’s largest international public bank and one of the largest financiers of climate related investment worldwide.
Today, the EIB held a conference devoted to the development of social infrastructure in the health and education sectors. The event, hosted in Zagreb but with a regional impact, provided a valuable discussion platform to leading figures and experts from government bodies, academia, industry, and the civil society in health and education sectors with a special emphasis on infrastructure development and rehabilitation.
At a ceremony today in Rome, the EIB and Confindustria signed a framework cooperation agreement to support the finance plans of Italian businesses of all sizes, via the distribution of instruments provided by the EIB, with a particular emphasis on the Juncker Plan and InnovFin. The three-year agreement, which aims to promote access to EIB financing from a wider range of medium-sized enterprises than in the past, was signed by Confindustria President Vincenzo Boccia and EIB Vice-President Dario Scannapieco.
The People's Bank of China, the central bank of the People's Republic of China, and the EIB, the European Union’s long-term lending institution, today announced a joint initiative intended to combine policy and market best-practice and strengthen the framework for green investment.
The EIB has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nacional Financiera (NAFIN), one of Mexico’s leading development banks, demonstrating the intention of both institutions to work more closely together to support economic development priorities in Mexico. The MoU provides a general framework to strengthen the cooperation and collaboration between the EIB and NAFIN in matters of common economic interest.
The EIB and World Economic Forum have issued a call to action for social inclusion to be put at the heart of EU economic policy. It comes as a new joint White Paper by both organizations, with contributions from the think tank Bruegel, is launched to make the case for more private-public sector partnership to drive a more inclusive approach to growth in Europe.
The EIB and the Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) Polish development bank today announced the signature of finance contracts for the construction of the Łagiewnicka Route, part of the Kraków inner southern bypass, including a new tram line. The EIB loan is guaranteed under the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), a central element of the Juncker’s Commission’s Investment Plan for Europe.
Speaking at the start of a five day climate focused visit to China, the Vice-President of the EIB announced that Europe’s long-term lending institution provided EUR 298 million (2.2 billion CNY) to support investment in new environmental, energy efficiency and forestry projects across China last year. New cooperation between the European Investment Bank and the People’s Bank of China to mobilise greater support for green finance from institutional investors was also confirmed.
A top-level EIB Group delegation, led by EIB Vice-President Dario Scannapieco, is in Podgorica today for talks with Montenegrin Government representatives. The discussions are intended to further strengthen and broaden the scope of the EIB Group financing in Montenegro.