Environmental and social sustainability

Our sustainability impact

We achieve real positive impacts in the communities where we work.

Be it making transport infrastructure more resilient to the effects of climate change, introducing higher standards to municipal waste management, or achieving significant emission reductions through increasing residential and industrial energy efficiency, our work has a tangible impact on everyday lives.

At the EBRD, we go beyond providing finance for projects in the hope that, at some point, end‐users will benefit. We promote international best practices and encourage innovative approaches to bring about lasting change.

Donor funding brings water to communities.

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Each year, we report on the impact of our work in our Sustainability Report.

Our impact is amplified by encouraging our clients to implement best practices that often go beyond the acceptable standards in their countries. In that regard, we’re helping them to become sustainability leaders themselves. Every year, we recognise our clients who, with our support and guidance, have demonstrated outstanding commitment to and innovation in sustainable practices, at our annual Sustainability Awards.

The potential impacts of EBRD projects for businesses, wider communities and the environment are assessed right from the start and monitored throughout, so we can be confident that the benefits of an EBRD project will stretch as far into the future as possible.