About the EBRD

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.

See more at ebrd.com

Carbon Neutral Initiative

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.

Learn more about this project here

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.


CENER21 and One plate more initiative
Center for Energy, Environment and Resources (CENER21) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization established in 2006 with the mission to contribute to sustainable development in South East Europe. CENER21 recognizes the move towards circular economy as a key contributor to sustainable growth, which is why they decided to support the grass root citizens’ initiative One plate more (Tanjir više Sarajevo). The main goal of the initiative is to reduce the food surplus in the Canton of Sarajevo and  to support socially vulnerable categories of society by redirecting the food surplus to them. Started in June 2018, the initiative was supported by CENER21 by the end of 2018 through the implementation of promotion project, financed by the Government of Canton Sarajevo. The project resulted with increased visibility of the initiative, wider network of partners and higher number of volunteers. The initiative is functioning on a fully voluntarily basis, starting from the coordinator to volunteers who deliver food to those in need at their doorstep.
More information about CENER21: https://www.cener21.ba/
Daily updates from One plate more initiative: https://www.facebook.com/tanjirvise/
Promotional video: https://www.facebook.com/cener21/videos/2501447636594948/
“We are honored to be a part of the [EBRD] event and happy for all the people that will receive the food surplus after the event”  Nadira Berbić, Project Associate, CENER21.