The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction


Jiayin Meng (Jennie)

Green Infrastructure Investment and Finance

Research supervisors: Dr. Zhen Ye and Dr. Jing Meng
Start date: 28th Sept, 2020 

With the increasing attention to climate change and other environmental issues, Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) strategy is becoming more and more popular in the investment portfolio. And nowhere is there a greater need for investment to be made responsible and sustainable than in the area of infrastructure. Green infrastructure investments, defined as the combination of financial and nonfinancial interventions and instruments, can be utilized for making green investments in infrastructure more affordable and less risky (World Bank, 2012). They not only have the potential to increase productivity, but also generate various benefits for the environment, social welfare and economy. However, there is still a large research gap and potential challenges in financing green infrastructure. Quantitative methods will be used in this study to empirically examine the positive externalities of green infrastructure and the effect of various green infrastructure financing vehicles. What is more, discussion on how to promote ESG (environment, social, and governance) and PPP (public-private-partnership) practice in green infrastructure investment will be involved. Then, based on the empirical results, stable and integrated policy systems on facilitating green infrastructure investments will be recommended.


Publications and other works

Jiayin Meng. 2020. Research on the Relationship between Financial Inclusion, Education and Family Income——Based on 2017 CHFS Data. MRes thesis, Nankai University https://kns.cnki.net/kcms/detail/detail.aspx?dbcode=CMFD&dbname=CMFDTEMP...