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.
The Supply Chain Solutions Center is a digital hub for sustainability resources, best practices, thought leadership and news – filtered to help businesses bring sustainability to every node of their consumer packaged goods supply chain. The library currently focuses on six areas: agriculture, energy, chemicals, waste, forests and freight.
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 12-16 November 2018, the Green Jobs Programme of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the ILO International Training Centre (ITC-ILO) are holding a course on "Opportunities for green jobs in the waste sector". The deadline for application is 5 October 2018.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
This joint UNIDO-OECD Stakeholders’ Guidebook aims to help Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the European Union Eastern Partnership countries find efficient and effective financial solutions to support Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) measures in their operations.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
This four hour course introduces the science, the current global legal framework, and the elements of a framework for action to mitigate the growing threat of pollution worldwide. The e-learning course is comprised of three lessons which provide links to the relevant information and concepts of the InforMEA Glossary section.
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”.