Inter-American Development Bank Sustainability Report 2020
Sustainability is a core element of the IDBs work. Long-term economic growth, and the reduction of poverty and inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean depend on development that is economically, financially, environmentally, socially, and institutionally sustainable. The IDBs annual Sustainability Report presents our approach to sustainability and showcases operations and research that are contributing to the sustainable development of the region. The report also presents key data, detailing the greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint of our lending portfolio, the climate finance we provide, disaster and climate change risk in our projects, and the application of our environmental and social policies. The report also covers our corporate sustainability efforts and how we work to reduce our direct footprint where we live and work. The theme for the 2020 Sustainability Report is making the recovery from COVID-19 green and inclusive, exploring the IDBs work on digitalization, inclusive and sustainable infrastructure, developing next-generation skills and jobs, and Costa Rica's groundbreaking decarbonization efforts.