Call for Public Consultation: Review of AIIB’s Environmental and Social Framework

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is pleased to announce the launch of Public Consultation on the review of AIIB’s Environmental and Social Framework (ESF). AIIB is inviting a diverse group of stakeholders to provide comments and suggestions on the ESF’s scope, content and implementation since the Bank began operations in 2016.

Additional Information About the ESF Review

The review is intended to be a focused exercise to update the ESF, reflecting the experience gained in the relatively short time that AIIB has been financing operations. It will be informed by consultations, stakeholder feedback and review of the ESF’s implementation in AIIB. This review follows the commitment made in 2016 to review the ESF after a three-year period.

For more information about the ESF review, please review the ESF Review Q and A document.


Consultation for the review will be a two-phase process led by AIIB’s ESF Review Team. In the first phase, we want to hear your views on the scope, content and implementation of the ESF.

In the second phase, a revised draft ESF will be posted for consultation and comments. The approximate timeline is as follows (AIIB reserves the right to extend the public consultation period):

Phase I consultation: Late January 2020 to March 20, 2020.

Phase II consultation: June and July 2020.

How to Participate

During the public consultation process, written submissions can be sent through the following:

  • E-mail:
  • Mail: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, B-9 Financial Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100033, China

Please note that for email/mail submissions to be considered, they must be titled “Submission: ESF Review” and include:

  • First and last name of contact.
  • Affiliation/organization.
  • Telephone number.
  • Email address and/or mailing address.

Only submissions in English will be accepted.

A videoconferencing option is available on request. Please write to if you are interested in this option.

A limited number of face-to-face consultations are anticipated to be held in selected locations. This page will be updated when this information becomes available.

Finalizing the Revised ESF

Once the public consultation period has ended, stakeholder inputs will inform the final revised draft of the ESF, which will be submitted to AIIB’s Board of Directors for approval. Upon approval, the final ESF will be posted on AIIB’s website for public access.

Board presentation: Late September 2020.

Additional Information

For more information, please email

Relevant Documents

To download the current ESF, please click here.

To download the ESF Review Q and A document, please click here.

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