UK Global Investment Summit 2021
The UK, hosted by HM The Queen and Prime Minister, Boris Johnson held a one-day Global Investment Summit (GIS) to secure foreign investment in UK green industries of the future.
Hosted by the Prime Minister and supported by members of the Royal Family, the summit hopes to galvanise foreign investment in the UK’s green industries of the future ahead of COP26 in November.
Investment has allowed the UK’s green industries of the future to thrive, which is fundamental to our long-term prosperity by securing high-quality jobs, economic growth, and new businesses.
By showcasing the very best of the UK’s clean technologies and innovative companies, the Global Investment Summit (GIS):
- Drove forward the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a green recovery
- Demonstrated how £12 billion of government investment is creating and supporting up to 250,000 highly skilled green jobs in the UK and spurring more three times as much private sector investment by 2030.
- Underpinned why the UK is a global hub for green technology and finance
- Made the case for global investment in UK companies
The summit built upon the success of the newly established UK Office for Investment, which recently secured a landmark agreement between Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Company and the UK government for a £1 billion commitment to life sciences.
The one-day meeting is expected to catalyse billions of pounds of investment by attracting hundreds of the world’s leading businesses and investment A-listers to London and Windsor Castle.
The UK is one of the best investment destinations in the world and we are thrilled to be hosting a Global Investment Summit that will boost green investment, jobs and growth.
Around the world, investors are looking to sustainability, whether that be in technology, real estate and construction, finance, automotive or energy. Individuals and businesses are heightening their interest in industries of the future, and there is no better place to invest than in the UK’s already vibrant clean and green industries.
Minister for Investment, Gerry Grimstone
The UK remains one of the most attractive investment destinations in the world and our foreign direct investment (FDI) stock levels reached £1.6 trillion by the end of 2019. Since 2017, FDI into the UK has created 189,710 jobs, including 3,513 in the renewable energy sector.
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