Consultation - Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy
IDB Invest, the private arm of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, is updating its Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy (dated 2013). As part of this process, IDB Invest will open to public consultation the draft of the new Sustainability Policy on June 17th, 2019 and will receive comments for a period of 120 days. The draft Policy is now available to the public for information on this page of IDB Invest website in the institution’s four official languages – Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.
The proposed new Policy seeks to reaffirm IDB Invest’s commitment to environmental and social sustainability, making updates to reflect IDB Invest’s renewed vision and current practices and focusing on a single set of standards.
The objective of the public consultation is to establish a transparent and constructive dialogue that allows IDB Invest to listen to the suggestions of interested parties and give everyone the opportunity to contribute to improve the effectiveness of the Policy.
The consultation will include virtual and face-to-face dialogue with interested parties. In addition, to face to face meetings, interested persons are invited to share their comments on the proposed policy through the virtual consultation process that will take place through the IDB Invest website.
The calendar of face-to-face meetings of the consultation, which will take place in various Latin America and the Caribbean countries as well as in Washington, D.C. is now available to the public on this website.
At the close of the consultation and after the Board approval, the new IDB Invest Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy will be made available to the public. After its adoption, it will replace the current Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy. Together with the approved Policy, a summary of the key comments to receive during the consultation along with a description of the consultation process will be shared.
Download the draft policy in your preferred language
The Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy Consultation will be made at this website, by postal mail and in-person meetings in Washington D.C., Latin America and the Caribbean.
IDB Invest: Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy
1350 New York Avenue, NW.
Washington, D.C., 20577. USA.
Register here to participate at virtual and/or face-to-face Consultation.
- Draft of the policy made available to the public.
- Digital and live consultations open for 120 days.
- In person consultations in Colombia (September 4th), Argentina (September 4th), Jamaica (September 6th), Panama (September 6th) and Washington, D.C. (September 10th)
- Virtual consultation session in Spanish (September 12th), English (September 12th), Portuguese (September 13th)
- Comments received and addressed made available to the public.
Overview of the consultation and participation process