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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)


As a leading development finance institution, environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues rank very high on our corporate agenda, particularly in a time of resource constraints and rising social pressures, with public and private organizations facing an increased need for a strong approach to ESG integration in their operations.   More

ESG Principles


  • Mainstreaming environmental sustainability in all AfDB operations 
  • Championing climate-resilient & low-carbon development in Africa


  • A strong commitment to improving social conditions on the continent
  • Inclusive participation with stakeholders 


  • Enshrining good governance internally and externally 
  • A preferred employer 

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