Natixis and Global Infrastructure Basel launch SuRe® the first standard for sustainable and resilient infrastructure.
Infrastructure projects worldwide are estimated to account for the vast majority of the total incremental financing required to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. To contribute to this goal, Natixis and the Swiss foundation Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) have partnered to develop SuRe® - the Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure. Certification under this standard will be awarded by an independent conformity assessment body and will be used to label sustainable and resilient infrastructures projects. SuRe® will be officially launched in December 2015, during the COP 21, following a public consultation that ran until early November 2015.
Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) Foundation is a Swiss foundation based in Basel, Switzerland working to promote the development and financing of sustainable and resilient infrastructure globally.
Active since 2008, GIB works with multiple stakeholders ranging from city representatives to project developers and infrastructure financiers. In line with its vision, GIB provides tools such as SuRe – the Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure and is developing a Sustainability and Resilience Credit Rating tool as well as advancing the concept of a sustainable Best in Class approach for Infrastructure as an asset class. GIB also provides services including capacity building and implementation services.
GIB is an independent, not-for-profit foundation under Swiss law supported by the Swiss Government, the City of Basel and many other partners.
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