2013 Sustainability Report
Long-term economic growth and the reduction of poverty and inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean depend on development that is both socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable.
At the Inter-American Development Bank, this means maximizing positive environmental and social outcomes while minimizing risks and negative impacts to people and natural capital.
The Bank’s ninth annual Sustainability Report chronicles our progress in safeguarding and investing insustainability through strategies, policies, loans, grants, special programs, funds and partnerships, and knowledge activities that benefit the Region’s people and environment.
- Twenty percent of IDB lending for environmental sustainability and climate change-related projects, totaling US$2.8 billion (our goal is 25 percent).
- Eighty-seven percent of projects with high environmental and social risks rated satisfactory in safeguard mitigation measures, exceeding our goal of 85% by 2015.
- New infrastructure strategy that balances environmental, social and fiscal concerns.
- Fifteen loans contributing to improved management of terrestrial and marine protected areas.
- One million people given access to improved public low-carbon transportation.
- Five new cities joining IDB’s Sustainable Cities Initiative, bringing the total to 26 cities and 28 million beneficiaries.