Insight magazine: Infrastructure Morality

Insight magazine: Infrastructure Morality

'Infrastructure morality' is a newly conceived topic yet it is a concept that is central to creating a just society for all

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Insight magazine: Infrastructure Morality

As a sector, we often talk about major societal issues such as affordability, access, social benefit, development, social responsibility, active investing and transparency, to name but a few. Yet no one has really stopped to consider how all of these trends, ideas and initiatives coalesce to form a sense of 'infrastructure morality'. Given the growing participation of the private sector in infrastructure, it is clear that the topic of infrastructure morality will only become more complicated going forward.

That is why KPMG's Global Infrastructure practice is particularly proud of this edition of Insight magazine. In this edition, we focus on tackling some of the hard issues - flash-points such as migration, corruption, social equality and affordability - and ask the difficult questions of infrastructure leaders and executives at the forefront of the morality debate.

Key articles in this edition include:

  • Brazil's construction companies emerge from the Car Wash: A discussion with Artur Coutinho, CEO of Construtora Camargo Corrêa, one of Brazil's largest international construction companies, on the impacts of Brazil's corruption scandal.
  • Catalysing development - Bangladesh's PPP Authority: A look at the progress being made by Bangladesh's PPP Authority with insights and observations from Syed Uddin, CEO of the PPP Authority.
  • Looking for a more sustainable approach to transportation: An interview with Stephen Joseph (OBE), CEO of the UK's Campaign for Better Transportation, about the need for change in the way transportation is planned, funded and developed.
  • Positive returns and positive change in Africa: Angela Nalikka, Officer in Charge of the Private Investment Finance division at the African Development Bank, discusses how infrastructure players can help create positive change - and strong returns - by investing in Africa.

This edition of Insight magazine also contains our Special Report on Asset Delivery, a discipline that has become increasingly important as infrastructure owners and operators strive to deliver improved capacity and customer service to users. We have also included a number of other articles certain to be of interest to infrastructure participants - such as our interview with the CEO of Hyperloop One and our discussion with the Head of the G20's Infrastructure Hub.

We believe the issues and themes explored in this publication are vital to the success of our sector and central to creating a just society for all. Ultimately, we understand that the ethical decisions made today have far reaching implications that can no longer be ignored or delegated to others. That is why KPMG is committed to acting responsibly, helping decision-makers improve accountability, drive transparency and navigate long-term decisions. History will judge the wisdom of the decisions we make today.

To explore any of the themes identified in this publication or to discuss your own unique infrastructure challenges, please contact Michele Connolly, Partner and Head of Corporate Finance at KPMG in Ireland. 

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