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A systemic approach to Infrastructure Governance - Daniel Wiener, Global Infrastructure Basel

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Presentation made by Daniel Wiener, Global Infrastructure Basel, at the Symposium on Governance of Infrastructure held at the OECD, Paris, on 29 February 2016

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A systemic approach to Infrastructure Governance - Daniel Wiener, Global Infrastructure Basel

  1. 1. www.gib-foundation.org A systemic approach to Infrastructure Governance Daniel Wiener 29 February 2016 OECD Symposium on Governance of Infrastructure
  2. 2. www.gib-foundation.org §  Planned (and partially built) ring road of Greater São Paulo, Brazil §  Biggest road project in Brazil, with a length of 177 km à USD 8.5bn §  1.7bn hours per year are currently lost due to traffic jams §  Main objectives: Reduce traffic jams; improve transportation efficiency; mitigate accidents involving dangerous materials; improve quality of life; control and prevent pollution §  Construction slowdown, project delays and further costs §  Government is considering re-opening the bidding process §  Decreased economic return of the project §  Further economic development in the region is at stake §  With the money lost to corruption 124% more roads and 525% more railways could have been built during Brazil’s major infrastructure program “PAC” E.g. Mario Covas Ring Road - São Paulo èCorruption scandal at state oil company Petrobras involved the country's biggest infrastructure companies and impacted the development of projects
  3. 3. www.gib-foundation.org Governance Criteria covered by SuRe® - the Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure How to Implement Governance Criteria •  Organisational Structure and Risk Management, Financial Sustainability •  Team Qualifications, Know-How, Capacity Development •  Continuous Knowledge Sharing •  Legal Compliance •  Results Orientation •  System Thinking, Reporting •  Environmental and Social Management System and Life Cycle Approach •  Resilience Planning •  Supply Chain •  Innovation •  Pre-existing Liabilities •  Stakeholder Identification and Engagement Planning •  Engagement and Participation •  Communication •  Public Grievance Redress Mechanism •  Political Buy-in •  Anti-corruption Programme •  Tender Transparency •  Financial Transparency Management and Oversight Sustainability and Resilience Management Stakeholder Engagement Anti-corruption.Transparency SuRe® Governance
  4. 4. www.gib-foundation.org Goals & Outcomes §  Establishing a common language and understanding between project developers, financiers and public sector institutions and NGOs for sustainable and resilient infrastructure §  Providing a standardised approach with clear sustainability and resilience criteria to facilitate their implementation §  Considering ESG and resilience aspects from both risk mitigation and benefit creation perspective §  SuRe® applies to infrastructure projects across sectors in developed, emerging and developing countries §  SuRe® can be applied in the design, construction and operation phases §  SuRe® is relevant to three main groups of stakeholders i.e. project developers, investors and public sector §  SuRe® contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals The Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure – enabling infrastructure investments with sustainability and resilience criteria SuRe® Standard In Practice
  5. 5. www.gib-foundation.org SuRe® Standard Three dimensions, 14 themes, 76 criteria 3  Dimensions   14  Themes   76   Criteria   ENVIRONMENT   Climate   24     Biodiversity  and  Ecosystems   Environmental  Protec=on   Natural  Resources   Land  Use  and  Landscape   SOCIETY   Human  Rights   28     Labour  Rights  and  Working  Condi=ons   Customer  Focus  and  Inclusiveness   Community  Impacts   Socioeconomic  Development  (incl.  job  crea=on)   GOVERNANCE   Management  and  Oversight   24     Sustainability  and  Resilience  Management   Stakeholder  Engagement   Transparency  and  Accountability  
  6. 6. www.gib-foundation.org Overview of SuRe® Certification Approach Sample assessment of two projects using SuRe®
  7. 7. www.gib-foundation.org Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation (GIB) Tools, Services and Supporting Activities §  SuRe® Standard: The Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure §  Credit SuRe: Tool to assess the default risk of projects from a sustainability and resilience perspective §  InSuRe: Standard for sustainable underwriting to support asset protection and risk mitigation §  SuRe Framework for Financial Instruments (FFIs): Framework approach using SuRe® criteria in specific financial instruments §  Capacity Building: Tailored support to key stakeholders to enhance their knowledge and skills §  Impact Measurement: Range of services to collect data, measure and demonstrate a project’s impact §  Implementation Services: Consultancy services to support project planning and development §  Advisory Services: Support services to the needs of project developers, financiers, and public sector institutions §  Outreach: Engagement programmes in selected countries §  Policy, Research & Advocacy: Workstream which focuses on knowledge sharing and promoting sustainable and resilient infrastructure §  Networking Events & Communication: Series of regional events to meet, share knowledge and experience while having access to state of the art experts GIB envisions a world where sustainable and resilient infrastructure is the norm rather than the exception ToolsServices Supporting Activities
  8. 8. www.gib-foundation.org Contacts Hans-Peter Egler CEO, Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation Tel. +41 (0) 61 205 10 10 hans-peter.egler@gib-foundation.org Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation Katharina Schneider-Roos Deputy Executive Director, Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation Tel. +41 (0) 61 205 10 57 katharina.schneider@gib-foundation.org Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation Daniel Wiener President of the Board, Global Infrastructure Basel Tel. +41 (0) 61 205 10 10 daniel.wiener@ecos.ch Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation

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