Environmental and Social Framework
Environmental and social sustainability is a fundamental aspect of the Bank's support for infrastructure development and enhanced interconnectivity in Asia. The Bank's Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) is a system that supports the Bank and its clients in achieving environmentally and socially sustainable development outcomes. It does so by integrating good international practice on environmental and social planning and management of risks and impacts into decision-making on, and preparation and implementation of, Bank supported Projects.
This Directive aims to facilitate the implementation of the Bank’s Environmental and Social Policy, including the Environmental and Social Standards and Environmental and Social Exclusion List.