Mobilizing deep expertise with local involvement
Infunde’s investment and development framework incorporates environmental, social and governance (ESG) in all stages of the investment and development cycle, from early evaluation through to investment operations and exit.
Our in-house environmental and social experts oversee compliance with environmental and social safeguards as part of our investment and development framework. We incorporate the IFC Performance Standards and Environmental, Health and Safety Standards, as well as the World Bank Environmental and Social Framework into our operating policies and procedures. We develop projects along with our joint-venture partners to adopt and adhere to these leading standards.
We hire qualified local staff in countries where projects are being developed to lead the identification, implementation and monitoring of environmental safe activities. It is of critical importance to us that environmental and social plans are drafted with input from various stakeholders including:
- Impacted populations
- Local non-governmental organizations
- Government agencies
- Local communities and government
Our consultations with stakeholders go beyond ‘informing’ local communities of plans being developed as we look to ensure that viable options are thoroughly vetted. We also look to incorporating valuable local community feedback, inputs and opinions specifically into the front-end phases of our development strategies, project impact assessments and management plans