Update on Public Consultation: Review of AIIB’s Environmental and Social Framework

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is pleased to update information about the Public Consultation process for the review of AIIB’s Environmental and Social Framework (ESF).

The review follows the commitment made in 2016 to review the ESF after a three-year period. 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 is being informed by consultations, stakeholder feedback and review of the ESF’s implementation.

As in the first phase of consultations, which ended in March 2020, AIIB is inviting a diverse group of stakeholders to provide comments and suggestions on the revised draft ESF during the second phase of the Public Consultation.

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


Consultation for the review is an ongoing two-phase process led by AIIB’s ESF Review Team. In the first phase, we heard 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 (completed).

Phase II Consultation: Early September to early November 2020.

How to Participate

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

  • E-mail: esfreview@aiib.org
  • Mail: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Tower A, Asia Financial Center, No.1, Tianchen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, People’s Republic of 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 esfreview@aiib.org if you are interested in this option.

Due to the global pandemic, previously anticipated face-to-face consultations are not anticipated to be held.

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: February 2021.

Additional Information

For more information, please email esfreview@aiib.org.

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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