Blue Dot Network (BDN)
In 2019, the United States, Australia, and Japan established the Blue Dot Network (BDN) to tackle the global $3.5 trillion investment gap. The BDN will establish a globally-recognized seal of quality for major infrastructure projects. It brings together governments, the private sector, and civil society organizations to promote a shared vision of quality infrastructure investment that is open and inclusive, transparent, economically efficient, financially viable, resilient, and environmentally and socially sustainable.
Certified BDN projects will exemplify quality infrastructure standards as set out in the G20 Principles for Quality Infrastructure Investment, the G7 Charlevoix Commitment on Innovative Financing for Development, the Equator Principles, and OECD standards. The BDN thus aligns and operationalizes existing global infrastructure standards and forms a user-friendly and practical solution for certifying sustainable infrastructure projects. For investors, the BDN certification will signal investment-worthy projects, helping to catalyze private investments into infrastructure.
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G20 Principles for Quality Infrastructure Investment
A set of voluntary, non-binding principles designed to reflect the G20’s common aspiration for quality infrastructure investment.More
G7 Charlevoix Commitment on Innovative Financing for Development
In 2018, the G7 (Group of Seven) adopted the Charlevoix Commitment on Innovative Financing for Development to respond to tremendous need for development financing to facilitate resource mobilization for sustainable development.More
OECD Compendium of Good Practices for Quality Infrastructure InvestmentMore
OECD Policy Framework for Investment
The OECD Policy Framework for Investment (PFI) looks at 12 different policy areas affecting investments.More
The Equator Principles
The Equator Principles (EP) are intended to serve as a common baseline and risk management framework for financial institutions to identify, assess, and manage environmental and social risks when financing large-scale infrastructure and industrial projects.More