Louis DowningCEO at Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation
Louis is an infrastructure sustainability expert and CEO of the Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation. Louis has a diverse professional background across developed, emerging and least developed economies as well as in conflict and post-conflict contexts. He is an engineer, a respected thought leader, experienced innovator and sustainability trainer. Louis has lead complex multi-stakeholder processes including the development of SuRe® – The Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, has worked with more than 30 infrastructure projects globally to assess and improve their sustainability, and engages in global advocacy through platforms including the Global Infrastructure Facility advisory council, the Belt and Road Initiative Green Coalition, the Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership and the City Climate Leadership Alliance. Louis was also an advisor to the Technical Expert Group responsible for creating the ‘EU Taxonomy’ for sustainable activities.