#13 The PIDG Vision: A Strategy for the Coming Decade
Without addressing the urgent challenge of the climate crisis and the economic and geopolitical issues that it brings, sustainable development and poverty reduction are not possible. To ensure we’re equipped to deal with the many challenges the coming decade will present, the PIDG 2023-30 Strategy makes sustainable development and action on climate and nature the company’s central purpose.
In this episode we discuss the macro trends that are reshaping the infrastructure sector in emerging markets and developing countries. How this new focus has shifted PIDG’s priorities, and those of its sister companies. And how PIDG intends to achieve and measure its hefty goals of improving climate resilience and economic opportunities for 100 million people by 2030.
One of the main takeaways from this episode is a call to action for both internal and external collaboration – that companies across the development finance world need to work together to solve these urgent challenges.
Our guests are:
Marco Serena, Chief Sustainable Impact Officer at PIDG
Karen Tsang-Hounsell, Head of Business Development at InfraCo Asia, PIDG’s project development and equity arm in Asia
Your host is Marcel Klebba, communications manager at PIDG.
To find out more about how PIDG is elevating climate action together with sustainable development, visit our website.
Welcome to the second episode of Increasing Risk Tolerance to Drive Impact – a podcast series from the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a Private Infrastructure Development Group company – exploring ways to develop game-changing infrastructure in underserved geographies. Most infrastructure has been designed, implemented or run by men, often without considering female participation in decision-making, development or operation of projects. A common, albeit mistaken, assumption is that women automatically benefit from infrastructure projects in the same way as men.
The future of development finance is bright, as a number of exciting announcements were made at the COP28 climate conference last year. From a £391 million investment in PIDG, to the announcement of a new credit enhancement facility in Kenya, 2024 will be a year of positive change. PIDG’s strategy for the coming decade is ambitious, but despite a challenging 2023 it has been successful in placing climate and gender front and centre of its investment decisions.
The popularity of gender lens investing is rising rapidly. The landscape is constantly evolving, with regular new developments transforming the investment landscape. And at PIDG we’re actively shaping this evolution through innovative approaches and collaborations. Much has changed since our last episode on International Women’s Day, when we announced the PIDG Gender, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) Action. Here we expand on that discussion and find out how the GEDI has been received.
Welcome to the first episode of Increasing Risk Tolerance to Drive Impact – a podcast series from the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a Private Infrastructure Development Group company – exploring ways to develop transformative infrastructure in underserved geographies across Africa.