Yes I admit, this is a bombastic title to catch your attention and I am not an historian so my answer will not be authoritative. But there are indicators. For over a decade there has been a growing trend in the financial sector to actively address and manage sustainability of investments, not only on the financial side, but also the social and the environmental dimensions of … [Read more...] about Is there a historic trend towards sustainable infrastructure?
We all agree that we want quality infrastructure, because we know that quality reduces project risks, increases availability and durability over a project’s lifecycle, improves customer experience and as such makes the infrastructure worth the investment. But how can we ensure quality? The IDB –as well as other development banks– uses a suite of safeguard policies to ensure … [Read more...] about Three ways to improve the quality of infrastructure investments
With nearly US$120 billion invested since 2005 and US$22.1 billion in 2014 alone, China is the biggest foreign investor in the Latin American region. China has developed its own infrastructure in a pace and scope unparalleled in human history. The country can bring a unique wealth of experience and know-how to help our region close its infrastructure gap. Transforming this to … [Read more...] about Why China is going to take safeguards more seriously