Timezones: 4:00 PM EAT and 6:30 PM IST

Private investments present a critical funding opportunity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, due to the growing recognition that socially and environmentally responsible solutions can generate impacts and financial returns across the risk spectrum. Innovative new mobility solutions—especially when driven by impact-oriented investments and enabled by inclusive policies—can be part of the solution for sustainable and equitable transport.

This webinar will feature key insights from a new working paper by WRI Ross Center on impact-driven investments in new mobility enterprises in Kampala, Uganda, and Hyderabad, India. The paper’s authors and a panel of experts will highlight the current challenges to impact investing in mobility enterprises, including difficulties in accounting for impact, dilution of impact from other sectors, regulatory regimes and political risks that could hinder the running of mobility businesses, and entrenched stakeholders holding back investments.

The webinar will discuss opportunities to confront these challenges and pathways to safe, clean and inclusive transportation for vulnerable urban residents in the global south.


  • Jyot Chadha, Deputy Director, New Urban Mobility alliance
  • Adam Davidson, Transportation Research Associate, WRI
  • Astrid Haas, Urban Economist, African Development Bank Group
  • Chaitanya Kanuri, Electric Mobility Senior Manager, WRI India
  • Anna Oursler, Urban Mobility Coordinator, WRI Africa
  • Thet Hein Tun, Transportation Research Associate, WRI
  • Ben Welle, Director of Integrated Transport and Innovation, WRI (moderator)
  • Natalie Wong, Mobility Portfolio Growth and Investment Lead, Shell Foundation
  • Kartik Gopal, Senior Industry Specialist- Electric Vehicles, International Finance Corporation