UKIB chief targets partnerships for Net Zero

UK Infrastructure Bank chief executive John Flint has highlighted the importance of public-private partnerships to deliver Net Zero, as the bank continues to scale up its team.

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Giving the keynote speech at the annual reception of the ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty earlier this week, Flint pointed to the important role that the finance sector will play in the move to Net Zero, particularly in supporting partnerships to deliver the transition.

“With Net Zero, the opportunity and the challenge are vast in broadly equal measure,” he said. “We are only going to get there by 2050 if the private and public sectors come together.”

He added that he sees the UKIB as being a “catalyst” for this change.

As part of this effort, the bank is continuing to scale up its operations and is looking to build out its banking team to around 60 professionals, with recruitment ongoing into its Leeds headquarters.