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Implementing Green Public Procurement (GPP): The Use of Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) Methodology for the Procurement of Sustainable Infrastructure


The event aims to help participants appreciate that sustainable public procurement is about ensuring that procurement delivers value-for-money for the Governments and taxpayers. Understanding the risks and externalities related to infrastructure projects is key for informed procurement decisions. This means understanding how to identify and evaluate environmental, social and economic trade-offs, as well as climate risks of infrastructure projects.

The International Institute for Sustainable Development uses the Sustainable Asset Valuation Methodology (SAVi) to value, in financial terms, externalities and risks that are typically overlooked in traditional infrastructure assessments and cost-benefit analysis. This event will introduce SAVi and present different examples of SAVi assessments on sustainable and nature-based infrastructure.

Simultaneous interpretation will be available in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish (To Be Confirmed).


In this session, participants will learn to:

 Identify the complexities and the trade-offs that are involved when making procurement decisions on sustainable goods, services and infrastructure.

  • Understand why it is important to value externalities and undertake scenario analysis with different ESG risks to inform infrastructure decision-making
  • Grasp how these economic, environmental and social aspects can be integrated into a cost-benefit analysis and financial indicators
  • Appreciate the results of integrated assessments of sustainable and nature-based infrastructure

 BIOS (External Speakers)

Liesbeth CasierSenior Policy Advisor, IISD

Liesbeth is an advisor in public procurement and works with the Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) methodology to make the case for sustainable infrastructure. She co-leads the NBI Global Resource Centre and provides strategic input to scale up the use of nature in infrastructure planning.

Andrea M. BassiSenior Associate, IISD

Andrea uses systems approaches to identify, quantify, and assess the socio-economic and environmental outcomes of policies and investments. He has supported sustainability efforts in more than 40 countries and provides technical leadership for the NBI Global Resource Centre.

Ronja BechaufResearch and Policy Analyst, IISD

Ronja applies the Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) methodology to help policy-makers make informed infrastructure decisions. She also helps public and private entities create suitable governance arrangements and planning processes for nature-based infrastructure. In addition, Ronja conducts research and engages with procurement stakeholders to integrate sustainability considerations into public procurement processes.