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Promoting Environmental and Social Standards in the Financial Sector


  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $300,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2024–May 31, 2026
  • Location Sassenberg, Germany
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

Urgewald is a German-based organization that works to establish strong, binding environmental and social standards for international development finance institutions and build public support for responsible and accountable development finance institutions. To achieve these goals, the grantee undertakes research, education and advocacy efforts with a global network of local communities, nongovernmental organizations and other partners. Over the next grant period, the grantee will monitor the implementation and review of the environmental and social policies of the World Bank Group, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and Asian Development Bank. Urgewald will also provide research and coordination support to key civil society networks in Europe and Asia working toward these same goals.