The Ecological Sequestration Trust becomes a member of the Social Stock Exchange

Following a rigorous impact validation process, the Ecological Sequestration Trust (the Trust) has been granted membership of the Social Stock Exchange (SSX). Membership of the SSX will give the Trust a range of benefits including direct access to dedicated impact investors through the strong global network of SSX partner organisations.

The Trust was set up in 2011 by Peter Head to speed up and scale up transformative city region development. In its “Resilience Broker” capacity, the Trust has brought together leading experts within the World Urban Campaign to create Roadmap 2030, a comprehensive action plan for financing and implementing the Global Goals in City Regions worldwide.

At the heart of this plan is, described by leading experts as the most sophisticated city-region modelling platform being developed in the world. A software solution that connects developers, innovators and technology providers, with city demand to encourage risk informed investment and policy decision making, and to support infrastructure and technology design and procurement to deliver improved resilience.

The prototype has been successfully piloted in Ghana; focussed initially on Water and Sanitation, the prototype models the resource flows through the Greater Accra area with innovative process models and simulates the population using an Agent Based Model. This is a real breakthrough that allows users to investigate the best strategies to achieve 100% access to clean water and sanitation throughout Greater Accra.

The Trust is now working with the SSX to secure investment into its newly launched Resilience Brokerage Fund. This fund will enable us to complete the development and testing in Ghana and start deployment of this unique software platform. The Trust is looking for 200 city regions to demonstrate the platform in the next 5 years.