World Bank – Lifelines

According to Lifelines, a new report from by the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the net benefit of building more resilient infrastructure in low- and middle-income countries would be $4.2 trillion, with $4 in benefit for each $1 invested. Authors of the report highlight that solutions to improve the resilience of infrastructure exist and investments […]

IDB – Attributes and Framework for Sustainable Infrastructure

The proposed definition of sustainable infrastructure in this paper is based on two main propositions. First, the sustainability of infrastructure must take into account the benefits and costs of the investment over the entire life cycle of the project, including all externalities, positive and negative. Second, sustainability must be assessed across all relevant dimensions. There […]

IFC – Creating impact, the promise of impact investing

This report of the IFC focuses on impact investing, defines in the report as encompassing three observable attributes: Intent. The investor articulates an intent to achieve a social or environmental goal by identifying outcomes that will be pursued through the investment, and specifying who will benefit from these outcomes. Contribution. The investor follows a credible narrative, […]

OECD, UNEP, World Bank – Financing Climate Futures

Infrastructure worldwide has suffered from chronic under-investment for decades and currently makes up more than 60% of greenhouse gas emissions. A deep transformation of existing infrastructure systems is needed for both climate and development, one that includes systemic conceptual and behavioural changes in the ways in which we manage and govern our societies and economies. […]

UNEP FI – Rethinking Impact to Finance the SDGs

In this report, UNEP FI Positive Impact Initiative explores new ways to significantly decrease the cost of achieving the SDGs and stimulate business and financing solutions at scale. 1. Are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) beyond reach? Investment needs for the SDGs are huge, and the scale of current financial flows is as yet insufficient. Private […]