Background

With this survey the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB Group) aims to gain a better understanding of the profile of infrastructure investors, their needs and preferences for investing in sustainable infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

The results will be used by the IDB Group to inform its financing and/or non-financing strategy and shape solutions that would enable investors to take advantage of the sustainable infrastructure investment opportunity in LAC. The overarching goal of the IDB Group is to help bridge the sizeable infrastructure funding gap in the region.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.  Aggregated and anonymized findings will be shared publicly and sent to responded institutions by email. Contact details will not be shared with third parties.

Thank you for your participation.  If you have any questions, please contact Will Relle (William.Relle@mercer.com).

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* 1. Name of your organization

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* 2. Contact Name

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* 3. Contact Email

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For your reference, below is IDBG's working definition of Sustainable Infrastructure:

Sustainable infrastructure refers to infrastructure projects that are planned, designed, constructed, and operated in a manner so as to ensure economic and financial, social, environmental (including climate resilience), and institutional sustainability over the entire life cycle of the project.


1.      Economic and financial sustainability – sustainable infrastructure  generates a positive net economic return, taking into account all benefits and costs over the project life cycle, including positive and negative externalities and spillovers. In addition, the infrastructure must generate an adequate risk-adjusted rate of return for project investors. Financial structuring must allocate risks fairly and transparently to the entities most able to control the risk or to absorb its impact on the investment outcomes.

2.      Environmental sustainability – Sustainable infrastructure preserves and restores the natural environment, including biodiversity and ecosystems. It supports the sustainable and efficient use of natural resources, including energy, water, and materials. It also limits all types of pollution over the life cycle of the project and contributes to a low-carbon, resilient, and resource-efficient economy. Sustainable infrastructure projects are (or should be) sited and designed to ensure resilience to climate and natural disaster risks.

3.      Social sustainability – investments should meet the needs of target groups and ensure that all affected stakeholders can participate throughout the project cycle ensuring we minimize negative social impacts, adhere to labor and human rights, and preserve cultural resources. Where displacement and relocation of people is unavoidable, it must be managed in a consultative, fair, and equitable manner and must integrate cultural and heritage preservation.

4.      And importantly, institutional sustainability – sustainable infrastructure is aligned with national and international commitments, including the Paris Agreement, and is based on transparent and consistent governance systems over the project cycle.
 
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