FCDO COP Finance Day on the MOBILIST Infrastructure Competition: A Partnership to Listings

The FCDO invites investment and policy communities to discuss progress on mobilising investment in emerging and developing countries, on 3 November 2021.

Join senior Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) officials on Wednesday 3 November at 8:15am to 9:15am for a progress report on the Competition, and to hear directly from the financial institutions participating in the advanced stages.

In February 2021 the FCDO launched a public competition to engage financial institutions in a search for the best sustainable infrastructure proposals that could list either on the London Stock Exchange or local exchanges.

The UK government now invites the investment and policy communities to a virtual discussion hosted by the FCDO on 3 November (COP Finance Day), with panellists joining live from PwC’s offices in Glasgow, that will showcase the financial institutions participating in the Competition.

It is FCDO’s intention to back these proposals, and future finalists in subsequent competitions, at the conclusion of a successful commercial negotiation.

FCDO will be joined by representatives from the following Competition finalists:

  • Chapel Hill Denham Management Limited (Africa Infrastructure Equity Fund)
  • FirstRand Bank Limited and UN Capital Development Fund (Exchange Listed Investment Platform for Sustainable Infrastructure Securitization
  • InfraCo Africa and Helios Investment Partners (African Green Infrastructure Fund)
  • The Development Guarantee Group Limited (The Green Guarantee Company)
  • ThomasLloyd Group Limited (ThomasLloyd Energy Impact Trust plc)

Developing economies need over $2.5 trillion annually to achieve the Global Goals. In the context of COP Finance Day, the international community also needs to make good on its commitment to mobilise $100 billion of climate finance annually if developing countries are to be supported in their respective net zero pathways.

Mobilising Institutional Capital Through Listed Product Structures (MOBILIST) is FCDO’s flagship programme to mobilise large scale investment flows through public ‘listed’ markets and establish the UK as a global development finance hub. Catalysing new listed products will be transformative in the way development capital is intermediated between emerging, frontier and global markets.
We ask you to join FCDO in this collaboration and hear from us about these future plans.

The Infrastructure Competition is being managed by PwC who will host the event on the 3 of November 2021, at PwC’s Glasgow office on COP Finance Day.

The FCDO’s work on mobilisation includes programmes with and through the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), Development Finance Institutions (in particular CDC and the multilateral Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG)). It also includes financial sector programmes such as Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSDA).

About the event

The MOBILIST Infrastructure Competition COP Finance Day Event is an opportunity to hear directly from the financial institutions participating in the advanced stage of the Competition. It also presents an opportunity to learn about the tangible support FCDO can bring to mobilising institutional capital through listed markets in emerging markets and developing countries.
This Competition, and new competitions to be announced, represent a call to the private sector from the FCDO for the very best ideas on how to enable capital to flow, at scale, to the places that need it most. FCDO backs MOBILIST with capital, technical assistance and HMG’s policy role.
For further information view the Mobilising Institutional Capital Through Listed Product Structures documents on DevTracker.

Data protection and privacy policy

If you sign up to this event, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) will share the information you provide with the MOBILIST Infrastructure Investment Product Competition team (composed of PwC, Dentons and the UK Government) and wider MOBILIST Programme delivery partners (Palladium, Eighteen East, Chemonics, Lion’s Head Global Partners). We are collecting this personal data to facilitate your attendance. View:

  • PwC’s privacy statement, which provides further details of how and why we collect and use personal data and your rights (including your right to object)
  • the UK government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s privacy policy in the FCDO personal information charter