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The Capacity Assessment Tool for Infrastructure (CAT-I) support countries’ development through better planning, delivery and management of infrastructures. The tool is designed to help governments identify the gaps or bottlenecks that are inhibiting their ability to deliver sustainable and resilient infrastructure. Based on these gaps, the tool can be used to support the identification of potential solutions, develop a pipeline of projects to build national, state, city, or ministerial capacity using technical and advisory services and to show progress against a measured baseline.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Enabling Environment, Strategic Planning
Type(s) of Tool: Modelling Tools
Organization: United Nations Office for Project Service (UNOPS)

BREEAM Communities International Technical Standard is a tool to measure and certify and perspectively improve the sustainability of large-scale development plans. The tool assesses projects’ environmental, social and economic performance and provides key target benchmarks that assist decision makers in better understanding the long-term impacts of their projects. Thereby, the tool supports the integration of sustainability principles and goals already during the early planning and design stages of projects. After the assessment, an independent third-party verification takes place and successful projects receive certification.

Sector(s): Buildings
Lifecycle Phase(s): Enabling Environment, Strategic Planning
Type(s) of Tool: Rating Systems
Organization: Building Research Establishment Ltd (BRE)

BEAM Plus Neighbourhood assesses the sustainability performance of neighbourhood development projects applying a holistic approach. The tool concerns the design of space between buildings and places emphasis on socio-economic elements, thereby supporting the creation of sustainable neighbourhoods with a vibrant public realm. Applied at early stage, it helps to engage with communities and key stakeholders during project development and to save resources through effective early stage sustainability planning. The performance of projects is rated with a point scoring that can result in a third-party verified certification.

Sector(s): Urban Planning
Lifecycle Phase(s): Enabling Environment, Strategic Planning, Project Planning
Type(s) of Tool: Rating Systems
Organization: Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC)

SOURCE is a multilateral online platform to bring systemic change in the way governments define, develop and manage their sustainable infrastructure projects for both traditional procurement and Public Private Partnerships. It uses sector-specific questions sets covering all the stages of the project lifecycle and allowing for the definition of specific targets to fulfil the SDGs and Paris Agreement. The online tool includes a broad set of functionalities, including project team management, customizable project timeline and task management, document management, portfolio and project monitoring dashboards, consistency checks on project documentation, a Project Preparation Facilities Finder, knowledge management and a public pipeline for project promotion.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Enabling Environment, Strategic Planning, Prioritization, Project Planning, Concept Design, Procurement, Finance
Type(s) of Tool: Project Preparation Tools
Organization: Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation (SIF)

The GRI Standards create a common language for organizations’ reporting on their sustainability impacts in a consistent and credible way. This enhances global comparability and enables organizations transparency and accountability. The Standards help organizations understand and disclose their impacts in a way that meets the needs of multiple stakeholders. Organizations can either use the GRI Standards to prepare a coherent sustainability report using a series of universal standards (GRI-101, 102 and / or 103) or refer to topic-specific standards relevant to economic (GRI-200 series), environmental (GRI-300 series) and social (GRI-400 series) aspects to report information for specific users or purposes.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Enabling Environment
Type(s) of Tool: Sustainability Benchmarks
Organization: Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

DJSI is a family of benchmarks that evaluates the sustainability of leading companies across economic, environmental and social criteria. The DJSI has evolved into a platform that invites companies of the S&P Global BMI to take part in the assessment which measures the companies’ performances and benchmarks this information with other peers from the same industry. The top 10 – 30 % of the most sustainable market caps per industry are selected based on their sustainability scores (percentage depends on individual index). Indices are available for the World, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Emerging Markets, Korea, Australia, Chile and the Pacific Alliance.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Enabling Environment
Type(s) of Tool: Sustainability Benchmarks
Organization: S&P Global