Schulich Partners with G7 Investors on Infrastructure Education
Schulich will be collaborating with Canadian and international investors and the Government of Canada to launch an infrastructure education program that is part of a major G7 Investor Global Initiatives project. This innovative program will teach the world’s latest advances in infrastructure financing and development to senior public sector infrastructure managers from emerging economies.
The first cohort of ‘Fellows” will undertake an intensive three-month business school program, followed by an internship in the infrastructure group of a participating global investor. They will also receive training on the Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation’s leading SOURCE platform for infrastructure project development.
“Schulich’s Infrastructure program is global and collaborative in outlook so that the first Fellows will learn not only from their professors, but also from each other, returning to their countries of origin equipped with the expertise and international network they need to successfully achieve their infrastructure goals, as set out by the G7,” said James McKellar, Director of Schulich’s Brookfield Centre in Real Estate and Infrastructure.
The program was specifically designed in response to key challenges in the infrastructure gap, such as climate change, the health of the world’s oceans, and the use and production of energy sources.
“Schulich School of Business is proud to be the education partner, together with the Government of Canada and leading institutional investors, toward advancing the G7 goals of closing the infrastructure gap and addressing gender inequality and climate change in emerging and frontier economies around the world,” said Dezsö J. Horváth, Dean of the Schulich School.