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Healthy City Design 2018

Democratising capital: the choice to invest in healthy communities

By Louise Wilson 18 Jan 2019 0

This keynote address will explore how capital can be democratised, giving community investors the choice to invest in health.

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Specialising in structuring and marketing investment offers to the public for organisations and projects that want to help bring about a better future, Abundance has a track record in providing long- and short-term debt in the renewable and energy sector, including for construction and development capital.

With more than 4000 investors, it’s now expanding into other infrastructure and delivery services, such as housing, transport, education, communications, utilities – as well as healthcare – which will play an important role in delivering a more sustainable future.

Abundance structures its investments as debentures, which are debt-based securities that offer returns to investors from the tangible development of projects. Investment opportunities are available for every stage of a project’s life. Options have been created to refinance construction finance into long-term debentures, providing full lifecycle finance and bringing investment from the public into projects at competitive rates.

It has funded three construction raises since 2015, providing investors with opportunities to diversify their existing Abundance portfolios with riskier and higher-return projects, as well as put their money to work in building new infrastructure in order to bring about a greener and healthier future.

Public engagement is recognised as key, both to achieving a successful finance raise and to ensuring broader social objectives are met. Abundance focuses on creating local engagement through bespoke communications to enable the key benefits for the local community to be promoted, helping ensure a smooth and inclusive approach to achieving a successful project.

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