In 2015, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, funded by the Citi Foundation, teamed up for a new partnership to leverage the expertise of our three organizations – WRI’s analytical and research competencies and long-term engagement with cities, the high-level connection with city leaders of C40 and the Citi Foundation’s urban economic progress agenda.
The Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative (FSCI) combines knowledge sharing between cities and investors, on-the-ground technical assistance to cities, and an online platform to scale investments in urban infrastructure and services that produce local improvements in people’s lives and global sustainability benefits.
The Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative (FSCI), funded by the Citi Foundation, is a partnership between the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group that helps cities accelerate and scale-up investments in sustainable urban solutions through the development of innovative business models.
By identifying the ingredients of successful sustainable urban projects around the world, this groundbreaking partnership is helping city governments and investors develop business models that enable all stakeholders to bridge quickly from innovative ideas to their implementation. It is not just about finding more money; investors and city decision-makers need new ways of seeing eye-to-eye on what makes urban investment a sustainable and financially viable solution.