Scaling Private Sector Investment

The Scaling Private Sector Investment (SPSI) Initiative is an initiative to understand the barriers to swift financing and execution of sustainable development projects, and contribute to building leverageable sustainable financing solutions and ecosystems.

This initiative was commissioned by SMI, with contributions from Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PwC, with support from BCG.

Using the SMI’s convening power, the goal of the SPSI Initiative is to find new ways to harness private capital and bring together critical stakeholders to work towards the standardisation that is essential to scaling private capital flows. Through the SPSI project, the SMI will contribute to a financial system that can accelerate progress towards a global sustainable future.

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    Latest news from scaling private sector investment

    Launch of the SMI Project Development Tool

    October 2021: The SMI Project Development Tool is now available on the SMI website. This open-source tool allows countries, cities and local private sector initiators to conduct an early assessment of project attractiveness to and readiness for private sector financing.

    Access the tool here

    Publication of an updated Scaling Private Sector Investment Report

    October 2021: This report focuses on unlocking the investment-to investables pipeline particularly in emerging markets. This is a follow-up to the interim report launched at the G7 commissioned by the SMI with contributions by four accounting firms, Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC, supported by BCG. It recommends the creation of a global virtual network of Project Delivery Units (PDUs) to augment the capacity of individual, in country PDUs by sharing best practice through the development of an open source ‘hub’ of knowledge including trainings and learnings within each sector to help address local knowledge gaps and connect projects with to knowledge partners, financial institutions and global peers.

    Download the full report here

    Launch of the Terra Carta X-Change

    October 2021: The Terra Carta X-Change is an interactive digital hub on the SMI website, showcasing impactful sustainability projects across the globe, including a number of Earthshot Prize nominees, which are aligned with the ambition set out in the Terra Carta. The hub also showcases the range of insurance products in place to support sustainable projects across all sectors and in all regions of the world. This aligns with the SPSI Initiative's goal of accelerating progress towards sustainable development.

    View the Terra Carta X-Change here

    Publication of the Scaling Private Sector Investment Interim Report

    June 2021: This is an Interim Report on the barriers to, and opportunities for, scaling private sector investment in sustainable projects globally.

    The Report was commissioned by the Sustainable Markets Initiative with contributions from Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PwC, supported by BCG. It highlights the private financing imperative, outlines gaps in the current sustainable investing environment and identifies key barriers the private sector faces in investing in sustainable projects. 

    The Report lays out a series of building blocks necessary to standardize and thereby enable investment by private sector and critical stakeholder capital and offers two specific recommendations to address material gaps. It sets the ground work for ongoing efforts to be undertaken in the coming months, the outcome of which will be highlighted in a Final Report ahead of COP 26 in November 2021.

    Download the full report here