The EBRD is investing in changing people’s lives from central Europe to central Asia, the Western Balkans and the southern and eastern Mediterranean. Working together with the private sector, we invest in projects, engage in policy dialogue and provide technical advice that fosters innovation and builds sustainable and open-market economies.
The EBRD is owned by 67 countries and two intergovernmental institutions, the EU and EIB. We maintain a close political dialogue with governments, authorities and representatives of civil society to promote our goals. And in all our operations we follow the highest standards in corporate governance and sustainable development.
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In 2018, the EBRD became a carbon neutral institution. However, we have been working to minimise the environmental impact of our annual meetings for many years. Since 2013, carbon credits have been purchased and retired at least equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the organisation of the Bank’s Annual Meeting and Business Forum.
This year, the EBRD has secured the purchase of carbon credits to offset the emissions related to the Annual Meeting & Business Forum in Sarajevo. The selected project is Gunaydin Wind Power, it is owned by Fina Enerji Holding A.Ş., a member of Fiba Group, and is located in Balikesir, Turkey.
The purpose of Gunaydin WPP is to utilise wind energy potential of Turkey by reducing dependence on fossil fuels in a clean, reliable and sustainable way with utmost respect on social and environmental aspects in the region.
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The EBRD is strongly committed not only to offset the carbon footprint of the event but also to reduce its footprint as much as possible. A big effort is made to recycle waste, reduce plastic consumption, reduce printing and paper consumption and to source eco-friendly merchandise that is either made of recycled material or biodegradable whenever possible.