Human rights issues in private market financing for infrastructure

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Oct 30, 2015

In the last few years, policy-makers have been turning their attention to ways to mobilize the USD 85 trillion reportedly held by institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies and private equity funds to finance infrastructure. A model of financing with some distinct characteristics is emerging as a result.

While human rights law creates obligations for all parties involved in an infrastructure project, the involvement of institutional investors in the financing or operation of the infrastructure entails additional consequences for financial regulation. (Photo credit: CC/Flickr/Wally Gobetz)

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