Workstreams: Finance, Trade, and Investment
Motoko Aizawa is an independent researcher focusing on the sustainability dimensions of infrastructure and finance. She is a project finance lawyer by training, and an expert in due diligence. She served as Sustainability Advisor at the World Bank Group, and was instrumental in the establishment of the IFC Sustainability Policy and Performance Standards. Ms. Aizawa also supported the implementation of the Equator Principles, an environmental and social risk management framework used by international financial institutions involved in infrastructure financing. Until recently she was Managing Director USA at the Institute for Human Rights and Business.