Schulich School of Business Announces 2022 Sustainable Infrastructure Fellowship Program
TORONTO – June 1, 2022 – The Brookfield Centre in Real Estate and Infrastructure at York University’s Schulich School of Business is pleased to announce the third year of the prestigious Sustainable Infrastructure Fellowship Program.
This is the only program of its kind in the world and is offered online commencing June through December 2022. The Fellowship Program was created in 2018 by the Investor Leadership Network (ILN) as a G7 initiative, in collaboration with the Schulich School of Business. It is also supported by the Global Infrastructure Hub (GI-Hub), a not-for-profit organization formed by the G20 that advances the delivery of sustainable, resilient, and inclusive infrastructure.
The Fellowship is directed at senior government leaders in emerging markets to assist in developing sustainable, investment-ready infrastructure projects. The ILN is a consortium of 13 of the largest institutional investors globally representing over $10 trillion US in assets, several of which are Canadian. Instructors come from both academia and industry. Beyond funding the Fellowship, ILN members are actively involved in a curriculum comprised of lectures, guest speakers, case studies, project assignments and industry days.
This year’s cohort of 34 Fellows was selected from among 63 applicants following an extensive international marketing program. Nineteen countries are represented in the 2022 Fellowship and include India, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, South Africa, Kenya, Georgia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, and the cohort is comprised of 60% men and 40% women.
The Fellowship has attracted international attention and targets a long-term need in the developing world for new infrastructure that can serve social and economic needs, respond to the impacts of climate change, and assist in attracting private capital where public funding is scarce.
“The Sustainable Infrastructure Fellowship Program exemplifies the benefits of partnership and collaboration, as we work together to help mobilize private capital towards emerging and frontier markets. The third delivery of the Fellowship comes at a time when closing the infrastructure gap is of increased urgency, and this program is uniquely positioned to support the development of sustainable infrastructure. Schulich School of Business is a proud partner in the Fellowship.”
- Jim Clayton, Director and Timothy R. Price Chair, Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure at the Schulich School of Business
Amy Hepburn, CEO of the ILN Secretariat, shared, “The ILN is proud of the Sustainable Infrastructure Fellowship Program’s success in building project preparation capacity for public sector infrastructure planners in emerging and frontier markets. We’re thrilled to have recruited our largest cohort of Fellows yet, and our members are eager to lend their guidance and expertise to the Program.”
- Amy Hepburn, Chief Executive Officer, Investor Leadership Network