There are several tools available to manage environmental and social impacts and risks in projects. These tools include Environmental and Social Impact Assessments, Environmental and Social Management Frameworks, Environmental and Social Management Systems and Risk-based Assessments. What do all of those tools have in common? They define specific indicators to track and manage … [Read more...] about Simple as 1, 2, 3 performance indicators to improve operations
During my work trips to Latin America and the Caribbean as an Environmental Specialist for the Bank, I discuss the importance of safeguards and sustainability with our clients and stakeholders. In that context I try to encourage innovative solutions to protect the environment, solutions that go beyond the minimum requirements. After working in solid waste management projects … [Read more...] about Forget the smell and let’s compost!
A few of months ago I read a great book by Atul Gawande (The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right) which makes a compelling argument: when dealing with complexity, we can do better using the simplest of methods – the checklist. After finishing the book, I started implementing checklists in my work for two specific tasks: improving the way I supervise the environmental, … [Read more...] about The Power of Checklists
By Serge Troch (Vous pouvez lire cet article en français ci-dessous) We have been working in the North of Haiti for several years now, and our experience has helped us understand that supporting government agencies is critical for long term environmental and social sustainability. This can be achieved through a combination of both training and the creation and design of … [Read more...] about Haiti: Better Environmental and Social Management for Caracol Video
On my way to the Caracol Industrial Park in the North of Haiti, I was observing the precarious way in which goods and people are often transported. Luggage, goods for market, livestock, and people often squeeze onto any available space on colorful tap-taps or speeding moto-taxis. Having worked in Haiti for the IDB for over 5 years, watching traffic go by reminded me of how … [Read more...] about Top four ways to improve Environmental and Health and Safety aspects in Haiti