Investments

Investments

The CIB will work with project sponsors, including governments across Canada, to customize investment solutions that attract private capital within our priority sectors.

The CIB attracts and leverages private sector and institutional investment in revenue-generating infrastructure projects that are in the public interest. Over time, this could also involve the expansion of usage-pricing and/or revenue risk transfer from the public to the private sector.

The CIB’s financing can be provided using multiple financial tools, such as equity, loans, derivatives, or other products to support certain transformational infrastructure projects that would otherwise be delivered traditionally by using grant funding, or not delivered at all. The CIB will employ investment approaches and project structures that lead to private sector investment over the lifecycle of a project.

Investment Policy

The CIB’s Investment Policy,  approved by the Board of Directors, defines the roles and responsibilities of the CIB board and management when it comes to investment oversight and decision-making,. It also defines our investment practices and guidelines, including sourcing of investment opportunities, the types and sizing of investments, and our project assessment and approval process.

Unsolicited Proposals Framework

One of the CIB’s functions is to receive unsolicited proposals (USP) from the private sector and institutional investors for new infrastructure projects which are within one of its priority sectors.

The CIB’s Framework sets out the processes for receiving, considering and advancing USPs in collaboration with the private sector and public sponsors.

Public sponsors – agencies and departments from federal, provincial, territorial, municipal and Indigenous governments – will play a critical role in the advancement of any USPs that address infrastructure priorities in their respective jurisdiction. The CIB will not move forward on an USP without support from a public sponsor.

The Framework will allow the CIB to assist public sponsors in navigating complex projects as an advisor, facilitator and potentially as an investor.

USPs require all typical CIB decision-making approvals.

The CIB’s Unsolicited Proposal Framework sets out the processes for receiving, considering and advancing USPs in collaboration with the private sector and public sponsors.

Learn about our Project Process.