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The World Bank Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) invites you to the June 7 launch event for the Saving Lives Through Private Investment in Road Safety Report.

The report, produced by the World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC), in partnership with iRAP and FIA High Level Panel for Road Safety, examines the market failure in road safety funding and outlines practical business models to mobilise the private investment and sustainable finance needed to address the invisible crisis of dangerous roads.

The hybrid Launch event will showcase different business models and financing instruments to channel private investment into road safety projects. It will also explore the enabling environment for structuring investable road safety projects in a sample of countries, looking at the barriers and opportunities, and proposing risks and mitigation strategies, like blended finance mechanisms and stable revenue sources, for long-term sustainability of road safety investments.


9:00 Opening remarks Mr. Nicolas Peltier, Global Director, Transport, World Bank Group

9:10 Overview of the Saving Lives Through Private Investment in Road Safety Report

9: 15 Panel discussion and Q&A, with participation of: 

  • Rosemary Addis, Global Ambassador of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment
  • Scott Cantor, Senior Financial Officer, Treasury, World Bank Group 
  • Ylva Wessen, President and CEO of FOLKSAM 
  • Rafael Alves, Investor Officer, International Finance Corporation
  • Saul Billingsley, Executive Director, FIA Foundation 
  • Sergio Santillan, CEO, EIXO-SP

Panel moderated by Veronica Raffo, Senior Infrastructure Specialist for the Transport Global Practice, World Bank Group, and Daniel Pulido, Transport Sector Lead for early-stage project development and pre-investment work at the Global Infrastructure Department, International Finance Corporation.

10:00 Closing remarks Hartwig Schafer, VP South Asia, World Bank Group

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