Integration of environmental risks in infrastructure investments: a business case for financial institutions

Delhi: By 2030, an estimated USD 95 trillion will be spent globally on creating infrastructure assets—doubling the amount of infrastructure that existed in 2012—with a sizeable portion of that investment expected to be made in India. Post COVID-19, government policies focusing on job creation and boosting economies are likely to drive investments in infrastructure, with the Union government allocating INR 20,000 crore to the infrastructure sector in the 2021-2022 budget. WWF-India’s report “Integration of Environmental Risks in Infrastructure Investments: A Business Case for Financial Institutions” highlights the need for financial institutions to mainstream environmental risk assessment in investment decision making to facilitate sustainable infrastructure and security of investments.

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