The world is facing a $15 trillion infrastructure gap by 2040. Here's how to bridge it

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How can we bridge the gap between projected investments in infrastructure and what we actually need? Image: REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Anita George
Executive Vice-President, Growth Markets, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Rashad-Rudolf Kaldany
Partner; Chief Investment Officer, Blue like an Orange Capital
Joseph Losavio
Community Specialist, Infrastructure and Development Initiatives, World Economic Forum
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The infrastructure spending gap varies widely among geographies
The infrastructure spending gap varies widely among geographies Image: McKinsey & Company
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