IIF Authors

Status: Will be live at 10/12/2021 10:40

Investing in Sustainable Transportation for the 21st Century

This podcast explores a variety of topics relating to climate change and its impact on the financial services industry and the broader economy. Through conversations with topic experts, each episode encourages a pragmatic, commonsense approach for the transition to a low-carbon and ultimately net-zero economy. 

In March, President Biden unveiled the $2T American Jobs Plan—a blueprint which, among other things, lays the groundwork to upgrade our national infrastructure system to make it greener and more efficient. Both the public and private sectors have an essential role to play in trying to meet these ambitious goals. We were delighted to host Dr. Morteza Farajian, Executive Director of the Build America Bureau at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and Laura Dove, Director of Government Relations at Ford, for a discussion on how their respective organizations are developing new infrastructure projects and transforming industries (e.g. through the development of electric vehicles) to deliver expanded and affordable access to a cleaner and more sustainable transportation network for rural and urban communities across the country while also providing new commercial opportunities.