Sustainability Report 2016

The Sustainability Report is available both as a dedicated microsite (opens in new window) and a print summary report (PDF).  It focuses on three key aspects of our sustainability: Impact, Assurance and Engagement.

In 2016 we placed sustainable investments and development at the heart of our work. It was a year of progress, from influencing reforms and policy dialogue to delivering concrete projects on the ground.  We also officially rolled out the Green Economy Transition (GET) approach, which puts investments that are of benefit to the environment right at the centre of the Bank’s activity.

Many EBRD clients are already experiencing the rewards of using energy, water and other resources with greater efficiency. Millions of people who live in cities across the EBRD region are benefiting from improved road safety; cleaner, more-efficient transport; advances in waste management; and from the creation of safer and more attractive urban centres under our Green Cities Programme.
We also continue to support the social arm of our sustainability work in the form of gender and inclusion activities as well as crisis responses.

We can already see the influence of our work in setting higher standards, delivering tangible results that benefit businesses and communities alike, and making a green business model the new norm across the EBRD region and beyond.