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Sinfranova participates in the last sustainability monograph published by BBVA

  • The report includes contributions from Cristina Contreras, Founder and Managing Director of Sinfranova, and other infrastructure experts from institutions like the World Bank, IFC, IDB, and CAF, among others

  • These monographs specialized in sustainability aim to achieve a greener and more inclusive society and planet by raising awareness on different sustainability matters

BBVA has recently published “Paths Towards a More Inclusive World: Socially Sustainable Infrastructure”. This monograph reflects on the role of infrastructure in reducing social inequalities, which is one of the main global challenges our society faces today, as well as one of the main issues to address if we want to achieve global commitments like the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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The publication analyzes how traditional infrastructure planning and delivery processes have changed dramatically in recent years. As some of the experts contributing to the report mention, this paradigm shift has opened the way to infrastructure projects that beyond seeking economic profit, keep in view social and environmental considerations. The report illustrates this change through three case studies showing how different infrastructure projects within the Latin American region have embraced social sustainability. Expert contributors also highlight the diverse benefits of integrating a social perspective into infrastructure projects —including job opportunities, inclusiveness, and economic growth. 

Cristina Conteras, Founder and Managing Director of Sinfranova, is one of the expert contributors to the monograph. Related to how infrastructure projects are becoming more socially responsible and inclusive, Cristina mentions how in the last decade, Multilateral Development Banks have developed tools and methodologies to quantify the social sustainability of infrastructure projects. Thanks to the wide and diverse range of existing tools and methodologies, infrastructure projects from various sectors

and at different stages of their lifecycle can assess their social sustainability. Cristina also points out that projects can reduce potential risks (like conflicts and cost overruns) and improve their reputation by addressing the social sustainability dimension.

BBVA's Sustainability Monographs

BBVA’s monographs are a series of reports specialized in sustainability. These publications aim to achieve a greener and more inclusive society and planet by raising awareness on several sustainability matters. Topics addressed in previous monographs include but are not limited to the right to energy, climate migrations, and biodiversity. To ensure the accuracy and relevance of the content, the financial institution collaborates with experts on different sustainability matters.

Besides Cristina Contreras, other expert contributors to BBVA’s “Paths towards a More Inclusive World: Socially Sustainable Infrastructure” monograph include representatives from the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Development Bank of Latin America and the Caribbean (formerly the Andean Development Corporation —CAF). 

 

Both BBVA’s web article and monograph are publicly available in Spanish. 

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