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Environmental and social sustainability

Environmental and social sustainability overview

At the EBRD, sustainability is at the heart of everything we do.

Since our beginnings in 1991, we have been helping the countries where we invest get on a path to sustainable growth.

We assess the environmental and social impacts of all of the projects we invest in and work with our clients to achieve good international standards.

We support our countries’ shift towards a low carbon future, making their cities safer and greener.

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We integrate climate risk assessments and adaptation measures in our investment operations. We support our clients in identifying those climate change impacts that are likely to affect their businesses, leading to increased resilience through improved practices, reducing long-term risk.

We have robust safeguard policies and put a particular emphasis on economic inclusion, gender equality and stakeholder engagement.

Through our investments in sectors such as water supply, wastewater treatment systems, public transport and sustainable energy, we make a real difference to peoples' lives.

Our GET approach has stepped up our activities in a real and exciting way. We can already see the influence of our work in setting higher standards across the board, delivering tangible results that benefit businesses and communities alike, and making a green business model the new norm across the EBRD region and beyond.

Find out more about our approach to sustainability, our work and the impact it has, how we monitor and report on our projects, and the resources we have created for our clients.