The Christchurch fund, talks to 90 Seconds about Architecting and engineering a sustainable Christchurch rebuild model.
The devastating earthquake in early 2011 has left the city of Christchurch, New Zealand in ruins with key buildings needing to be rebuilt or relocated. Despite the tragedy, this is now a perfect opportunity to rebuild most of the city in a more sustainable way, using the best eco-friendly techniques and materials. Investment returns are promising.
The Christchurch Fund talks about how to rebuild a sustainable city that will last for the next 100-150 years whilst still holding onto that historic character which Christchurch is so well known for.
This video shows examples and explains how the Christchurch fund will angle there architecting and engineering towards a sustainable Christchurch rebuild model that is modern, sustainable however full of character.
The background of Christchurch
The major earthquakes of 4th September 2010 and 22nd February 2011 devastated the New Zealand city of Christchurch. The city has been left with a multitude of social, economic and environmental issues. With much of the CBD not operating and structurally unsafe, the local population has lost jobs and businesses. There is an urgent need to provide financial and other support to the people of Christchurch most affected by the earthquakes to assist them in re-establishing their lives and livelihoods.It is clear that NZ Government money and insurance money will not be enough to regenerate the city. Inward investment is going to be required to assist the process, in order to establish what the future of Christchurch is.
The Christchurch Investment Fund is an impact investment platform that affords investors the opportunity to receive a market related financial return on their investment whilst also contributing to the long-term social, economic and environmental regeneration of Christchurch. The fund will co invest with ideas and capital raised in Christchurch. The fund will supply international capital and expertise as required. Impact Investments are structured to solve social and/or environmental challenges, at the same time as generating financial returns. Typically these investors are committed to doing well while doing good.
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