Emerging trends in 2017 suggest greater need for responsible leadership for funding, developing and operating infrastructure
With disruption and uncertainty the status quo around the globe, offshoots of these forces such as the rise of populist governments, the call for greater transparency, and needed changes in investment models, pose enormous implications for the future of infrastructure, according to the 2017 Emerging Trends in Infrastructure report from KPMG International. The report spotlights 10 global trends, many of which underscore a drive for more responsible leadership, both from the public and private sectors, to improve approaches to funding, developing and operating infrastructure
“Political agendas and social expectations are changing. Global, regional and national institutions are weakening. Power is shifting and technology is disrupting everything.” said James Stewart, KPMG’s Global Infrastructure Chairman and a partner with KPMG in the UK. “And infrastructure is at the center of this evolution.”
“The development and interaction of many of these trends could very well transform the way governments, business and users interact with and invest in infrastructure.” explained Stewart. “They may also help decision-makers and investors better understand the changes flowing through the sector and catalyze leadership on a global scale.”
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