A Common Set of Aligned Sustainable Infrastructure Indicators (SII)

A Common Set of Aligned Sustainable Infrastructure Indicators (SII)

Organization

MDB Infrastructure Cooperation Platform

Type(s) of Tool

Principles

Sector(s)

Tools applicable to all sectors

Lifecycle Phase(s)

Enabling Environment, Strategic Planning, Prioritization, Project Planning, Concept Design, Procurement, Finance

Language Availability

English, Spanish

Country of Origin

USA

Date of Development

2020

Description

The report “A Common Set of Aligned Sustainable Infrastructure Indicators (SII)” identifies the sixteen common elements used by multilateral development banks to define sustainable infrastructure practices across the quadruple bottom line. The SII provides insights into how stakeholders can incorporate the indicators into their infrastructure projects and monitor sustainability performance throughout the infrastructure lifecycle. Moreover, the SII sets forth how reaching the sustainability indicators can help mobilize public and private investments.

Tool Outcome

The SII represents a first step towards providing a common language around sustainable infrastructure, provides an overview on the most relevant sustainability indicators as well as recommendations for their implementation and monitoring. Thereby, the SII supports stakeholders in integrating sustainability considerations into their infrastructure projects and fosters a consistent debate on and approach to key challenges and opportunities of sustainable infrastructure.

Sustainability Criteria

The report presents 16 key sustainable infrastructure indicators across the quadruple bottom line which do provide the common denominators of three mapped sustainable infrastructure frameworks and two initiatives of MDBs:
– Environmental sustainability & resilience:
– Greenhouse emissions reduction
– Climate risk, resilience & disaster risk management
– Biodiversity
– Pollution control & monitoring
– Efficient use of materials & waste reduction
– Energy & water efficiency
– Social sustainability:
– Access to services & service affordability
– Stakeholder engagement
– Disability & special needs integration
– Human & labor rights compliance
– Gender integration
– Health & safety
– Institutional sustainability:
– Anticorruption protocols & procedures
– Corporate sustainability disclosure
– Economic & financial sustainability:
– Positive economic & social return
– Job creation