Financial institutions and investors

Financial institutions and investors can use the Protocol to:

  • assess the risks of potential investments and as part of due diligence
  • manage reputational risk where engaged with hydro projects
  • provide independent review of sustainability issues
  • engage clients on sustainability issues
  • prepare clients to meet bank requirements
  • measure implementation of funded projects against Bank standards
  • provide a common basis for dialogue on sustainability issues
  • ensure that new hydropower developments are an appropriate solution for the context in which they are proposed


Further Reading

World Bank: The Protocol for use by World Bank clients: lessons learned and recommendations

Standard Chartered Position Statement Dams and Hydropower

OECD: Common Approachs

Citi: Hydropower sector brief