This Guidance Note aims to illustrate how the consideration of ESG factors may inform the forecasting of financials, such as revenues, operating costs and capital expenditure, etc. in the context of assessing an infrastructure asset. It selects twelve ESG factors and identifies their potential risks and opportunities for infrastructure assets as they may emerge throughout an asset’s life cycle (development, construction, operation, and decommissioning). It then sets out to quantify these risks and opportunities for the purpose of developing or adjusting the financial forecasts of such assets.
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Social & Human Capital Coalition
The Social Capital Protocol aims to help companies understand their relationship with society and how to make decisions in a way that will enhance the stock of social capital for the benefit of society and business. The Protocol sets out a consistent process for business to measure and value both social capital impacts (the positive and negative effects business has on society) and social capital dependencies (the human and social resources and relationships that businesses rely on in order to create and sustain value).
International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO)
On 10-14 December 2018, the Green Jobs Programme of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the ILO International Training Centre (ITC-ILO) are holding a course on :Green building and construction: Pathway towards inclusive growth and the creation of decent and green jobs". The deadline for application is 2 November 2018.
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) is offering an e-learning course titled Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap, which addresses the economic transformation necessary for the realization of the Green Growth objectives.
Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
The PAGE Advanced Learning Materials is a set of 15 advanced learning units on green economy with thematic focus on “Green economy policy assessments” and “Greening economic sectors”.
Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
Africa is urbanising fast. By the mid-2030s, a majority of Africans will live in urban areas. But productive jobs and quality public services are not keeping up with the fast growth of cities and towns. Yet urbanisation holds huge potential for accelerating economic, social and environmental development; even rural areas would benefit from the development of vibrant, sustainable African cities.