The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) fosters transition to market economies in countries from central and eastern Europe to Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the southern and eastern Mediterranean (SEMED). With the ability and willingness to bear risk on behalf of our clients, we help the countries in which we invest to become open-market economies by investing in projects, engaging in policy dialogue and providing advisory services to enterprises.
We are owned by 64 countries, the European Union (EU) and the European Investment Bank. We work primarily with the private sector, and, since our establishment in 1991, we have become the largest financial investor in the EBRD region.
The EBRD approach to sustainability
We implement our environmental and sustainable mandate by focusing on these key priorities:
• Water infrastructure
• Waste management
• Sustainable transport
• Gender equality
• Renewable energy
• Climate change
• Energy efficiency
THE REPORT FOCUSES ON THREE KEY ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABILITY:
IMPACT: FROM IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY TO EMPOWERING WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE, WE HELP CLIENTS ACHIEVE POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL OUTCOMES
ASSURANCE: WE DELIVER A HIGH STANDARD OF ASSURANCE THROUGH ROBUST DUE DILIGENCE AND EFFECTIVE MONITORING OF PROJECTS
ENGAGEMENT: OPEN AND TRANSPARENT ENGAGEMENT WITH CIVIL SOCIETY, LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND OTHER KEY STAKEHOLDERS UNDERPINS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT