As a multilateral development bank, we have a responsibility to be sustainable and make returns on our investments. And we have a responsibility to make a difference, to contribute to economic growth and social progress in Latin America and the Caribbean.
To meet both those goals, we need to ensure that every investment we make—no matter the economic sector, the country or the type of project—meets the highest standards. How do we do that? We look for clients who share our values, and we work with them every step of the way to ensure that they are well-governed, operate with integrity, implement responsible environmental and social practices and, ultimately, contribute positively to development.