ISI has formed an Economics Committee to introduce economic indicators into Envision™, the ISI sustainable infrastructure rating system, and to help make the case for sustainability in infrastructure as a good investment and business decision. ISI Chairman Tim Psomas has named John Williams to head the new committee.
Williams is Chairman and CEO of Impact Infrastructure, LLC, based in New York, an independent third party provider of clearing house services for the socially responsible investing community and high impact infrastructure projects.
Williams, also chairs the Clinton Global Initiative Infrastructure Finance Work Group, serves on the adjunct facility at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and is amember of the Sustainable Infrastructure Advisory Board at Harvard's Graduate School of Design. Prior to founding Impact Infrastructure, LLC, Williams retired from a 25-year career at HDR including 16 years as a principal owner.
A key role of the Committee is to develop metrics over the next eighteen months that make the case to both the public and private sector investment communities that sustainable infrastructure development is good business and economically justifiable ... in addition to being socially responsible.