Business with Russia: multilateral banks must rethink their approach to Russian exposure
April 1, 2022
The EBRD, EIB, and most other multilateral banks have taken decisive steps to cut financing for Russia and Belarus. Still, they might end up supporting the countries indirectly through banking groups present in the countries.
A forward looking energy strategy at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
February 21, 2022
With the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) set to review its Energy Sector Strategy, a letter coordinated by the NGO Forum on ADB on behalf of more than 40 civil society groups asked for more information about the process and called for meaningful consultations.
AIIB Public Information Policy
March 5, 2018
We share Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s genuine interest and vision that access to information holds the key to ensuring that stakeholders, project-affected people and the general public can provide meaningful inputs into the design and impleme
New study shutters EU claims on climate benefits from flagship energy project
January 30, 2018
The controversial Southern Gas Corridor, the EU’s flagship energy project, could be as emissions-intensive as coal power or even more, a new study reveals.
Can the AIIB support Asia’s energy revolution?
June 21, 2017
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), headquartered in Beijing, held its second annual meeting on the Korean island of Jeju last week. Korea is currently positioning Jeju as a zero-carbon tourist destination so the choice of location must ha
AIIB briefing on Nenskra HPP project
June 5, 2017
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is in the process of assessing a loan for the 280 megawatt Nenskra hydropower plant in Georgia. In March supplementary environmental and social impact assessments (ESIA) were released in order to bring th
New Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank struggles to convince on environment and sustainability issues
December 17, 2015
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the China-led financial institution, has emerged as a multilateral development bank with the backing of 57 members in record time. Jin Liqun, president designate of the new financial institution set up to provide financing for infrastructure projects in south east Asia and countries along the Silk Road route in South Asia, Central Asia, the Caucasus and the periphery of Europe, has declared that the AIIB will be a ‘lean, clean, and green’ institution which upholds the highest standards of 21st century governance. Early doubts, though, hang over these aspirations.