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IDB announces Infrastructure 360º Awards program

Awards—an initiative in coordination with Harvard University—will recognize outstanding sustainability practices in infrastructure investments in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the establishment of private sector infrastructure sustainability award program entitled Infrastructure 360° Awards.  The program will recognize outstanding sustainability practices in infrastructure investments in Latin America and the Caribbean, with emphasis on climate and the environment, social impact and best practices in governance and innovation. 

The Infrastructure 360° Awards will seek to identify, assess and reward sustainable infrastructure investments made by the private sector and public private partnerships in the IDB borrowing member countries.  The awards will also help to raise awareness about sustainability practices in the design and development of infrastructure projects and will facilitate research and the identification of sustainability performance indicators.

Participants will be able to submit their infrastructure projects using a self-assessment tool developed by the Zofnass Program for Infrastructure Sustainability at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Among the projects submitted, the twelve highest ranking projects will be reviewed in further detail as case studies by the Harvard Zofnass Program. The winners of the Awards will be selected by a jury composed of internationally recognized experts in infrastructure, environment and competitiveness.

The deadline for receipt of applications is July 19, 2013.  The winners of the Infrastructure 360° Awards will be announced at the Bank´s Annual Meeting in Brazil in March 2014. 

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