Given their nature and context, some DFI investments or projects will inevitably involve the risk of adverse environmental or social outcomes. It is important that DFIs have robust systems in place that can manage and mitigate these risks before, during, and after an investment. This work stream focuses on two key themes. First, it analysed the ways in which DFIs measure and manage environmental, social, and governance (ESG) outcomes and which standards are being reported to. Secondly, this work stream assessed the transparency of accountability mechanisms including the occurrence and reporting of community consultations, the accessibility of independent accountability mechanisms (IAMs) and the availability of information regarding ongoing or settled disputes.
We published our findings in February 2021, and you can download the report below:
You can watch a recording of our webinar, featuring an overview of our findings and discussion of the issues they raise, below: